I was thinking maybe, free to use but I'm not sure. Is there any one-word alternative?

Preferably an adjective.

For example, some user information is confidential and you need permission to access it. I need a word for user information that doesnt require permission. So the sentence would read: _____ user information

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    Give a sample sentence. More context would be helpful.
    – TimR
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 12:32
  • Probably "open", but as TR says, we need to know how you'll use it.
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 12:54
  • What @TRomano said. In some circumstances unregulated would work, but there are other words more suited to other contexts. Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 12:54
  • Please see my edit, I can add more clarification if needed
    – Ogen
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 12:58
  • "Unrestricted user information"
    – GEdgar
    Commented Feb 14, 2015 at 13:03

2 Answers 2


"public" or "unrestricted" - as mentioned in one comment - will fit.

public (adj)

"The government has allowed public access to the documents."

  • +1 for public, likely the most common word for this type of information in computer software Commented Feb 15, 2015 at 6:03
  • public information. The OP's word "user" is neither here nor there (we are not a computer term naming service ;)
    – Mazura
    Commented Sep 30, 2016 at 3:39

I owe this to @Dan Bron: open is more fitting to IT and online usage.Thus open user information; allowing access. Synonyms: not shut, not closed, unlocked, unsecured.

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