Open Knowledge

Legislation 45% open


What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes available to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Content of the law / status
  • If applicable, all relevant amendments to the law
  • Date of last amendments
  • Data should be updated at least on quarterly

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Retsinformation)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The site contains no "term and conditions" and are therefore not open, however you should be able to safely reuse it.

Metadata is available in machine readable format and for bulk download: When you perform a search through you can chose the option "Eksporter søgeresultatet" which gives you the search result in CSV - you can search for all documents to get a full CSV bulk download of the metadata of all legislation (although with 77,000 entries this sometimes over-stresses the server - if so make several queries).

Content of laws available in html-format and not as bulk-download: The section on the Lex Dania project ( outlines that all legislation is available in XML format as of 2007. So, data can be considered machine readable. But this data is not online.

Reviewer comments

The submission is correct.



  • Kamil Gregor


  • Niels Erik Kaaber Rasmussen