Implementation of the Open Government Data Strategy (2019 - 2023) and introduction of "open by default"

From 2020, the federal agencies must make all newly published data available as open, free and machine-usable administrative data ("Open Government Data") on the central portal, as far as possible from the outset in line with demand. This is the main goal of the second Open Government Data Strategy (2019 - 2023). This will promote transparency and participation as well as innovation.

Data use is also to be stimulated by strengthening data literacy and promoting dialogue with data providers and data users. To this end, it is being examined whether the OGD principles should be enshrined in law in order to create optimal framework conditions.

The strategy is binding for the federal administration. It also aims to support the cantons and municipalities as well as state-related companies to also participate more strongly. Private companies that process data on behalf of the Confederation are also invited to publish this data openly. Data will remain exempt if overriding legitimate protection interests require this, such as data protection or the protection of private business secrets.


Start 2019
End 2023


Federal Statistical Office


Federal Department of Home Affairs


Appropriate datasets are available as open data


Digital public services

Public authorities offer their services digitally as standard (digital first).