Who owns the data on the State's Open Data Portal?
State agencies retain ownership over the datasets that they publish. All data and datasets remain the property of the originating Agency and public users acquire no ownership rights to the agency's data or datasets. The datasets published on data.iowa.gov or any Iowa transparency website becomes a public resource available to anyone with access to the Internet. The public use of the datasets may include development of applications. In this case, the developers retain all intellectual property ownership in their applications, excluding the agency data itself, whose ownership continues to reside with the agency.
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Open Data, Ownership, Data Governance