We all share data. Within work, with family and friends, and with the wider world. Sharing data helps to make our society more transparent and stronger. That is why The Hague has opted for open data and become the first municipality in the Netherlands with a dedicated Open Data Management Unit. Open data refers to presenting information in such a way that users can apply it directly and freely, in an 'open standard'. Open standard means that the information can be used for everyone without the need for a separate program. This allows entrepreneurs and others to combine data and develop new applications and offer businesses new opportunities. The Municipality has a lot of open data information, for example geographical data, statistics about the population, and about future developments. The Municipality also collects a lot of information about what is happening in the city.