Guidelines on Open Data Implementation: JMC NO. 2015-01

Date Originally Published: July 15, 2015
Date Republished: October 13, 2017


In line with our commitment to sustain data transparency, the Open Data Task Force has released Joint Memorandum Circular no. 2015-01, which contains specific guidelines for agencies on how to implement open data. This is in compliance with Section 24 of Republic Act no. 10651, otherwise known as the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

Sec. 24. Open Government Data. Departments, bureaus, and offices of the National Government, including Constitutional Offices enjoying fiscal autonomy, SUCs, and GOCCs shall adopt a policy of openness for all datasets created, collected, processed, disseminated, or disposed through the use of public funds to the extent permitted by applicable laws and subject to individual privacy, confidentiality, national security, or other legally-mandated restrictions. Openness means that datasets published by agencies shall be machine-readable, in open formats, and released with open licenses.

Implementation of this section shall be subject to guidelines to be issued by the Open Data Philippines Task Force comprised of the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson, DBM, and the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office.

The following infographic provides a breakdown of the JMC’s most important sections. The full document may be accessed here