The policy does say the data must be published in machine readable formats but does not specify what that means.
The policy explicitly states that the information provided is only for information purposes and the City does not guarantee that is complete, accurate, or fit for any particular purpose. It also states that the City is not liable for faults in the Open Data or third party applications of it.
Prior to this policy, Oakland's data portal had already been launched. This policy requires:
The policy states the City Data must be consistent with the California Public Records Act and the Oakland Sunshire Oridinance in both the citizens right to information and privacy.