Switzerland is currently ranked in the bottom third of the "Global Open Data Index". Data of potential economical use (e.g. geodata, mobility data, weather data and spatial planning data) is not being used sufficiently because of restrictive conditions on use. Whilst safeguarding legitimate interests of protection (e.g. data security, copyright, competitive position), this data is made available by, among others, the Confederation, municipalities, quasi-federal entities and private companies, most often for re-use (open = free for further use, restricted = subject to restricted conditions of use, closed = no publication).
Even data in the restricted access category is also made available (precisely by quasi-federal entities and private companies) specifically for innovations in business and research. The objective is to position Switzerland in the top third of the "Global Open Data Index” by the end of 2019.