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Open data infrastructure is being built out across the globe to better allow governments at all levels to improve access to data sources. Across the globe, governments are adopting their own API management platforms, announcing roadmaps for data accessibility, improving internal API capacities and unlocking government-held data so that it can be used by local citizens and businesses seeking to build new commercial products and technologies.
According to a BBC report, UK's Royal Mail will make its postal code database available to the public in April of next year. This follows a rogue API that provided the data, but was mum about where it came from. That site, ErnestMarples.com was named after a former postmaster general.
Australia introduced a Consumer Data Right roughly a year ago. While the government plans to enforce the right in the banking sector first, no legislation has yet compelled implementation. Nevertheless, Data61 published a working draft standard for the core standard principles and a banking API.