|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2018) 234|
Legislative proposal published by the European Commission in April 2018 which revises a Directive on the re-use of public sector information (the so-called PSI Directive).
Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive) was adopted in November 2003. The Directive aimed to facilitate the re-use of PSI throughout the European Union (EU) by harmonising the basic conditions for re-use and removing major barriers to re-use in the internal market. It introduced provisions on non-discrimination, charging, exclusive arrangements, transparency, licensing and practical tools to facilitate the discovery and re-use of public sector information.
Article 13 of the Directive called on the European Commission to carry out a review of the application of the Directive and to communicate the results, together with any proposal for amendments, before July 2018. The review was carried out by the Commission and resulted in the publication of an Evaluation report. The report found that the Directive still contributed to the achievement of its main policy objectives, but a number of issues were detected affecting the full exploitation of the potential of public sector information for the European economy and society. This proposal therefore aims to address that set of issues regarding the field of data management and use.
The Commission adopted the draft law on 25 April 2018. The Council of the European Union and the European Parliament reached an informal agreement on 22 January 2019 regarding a compromise text for this proposal. The Parliament formally endorsed it on 4 April, followed by the Council on 6 June.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry|
|Subject Tags||Civil Administration, Digital Economy, Digital Single Market [DSM]|
|Keywords||Data Economy | Data Market
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|