The Digital Agenda for Europe lists the revision of the Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive) among its first key actions. It highlights that governments can stimulate content markets by making PSI available on transparent, effective and non-discriminatory terms. This is an important source of potential growth of innovative on-line services.
Consultation of interested parties forms part of the review process. The purpose of this open consultation is to gather information from as many sources as possible, including governments, public sector content holders, commercial and non-commercial re-users and other interested parties on their views on the reviewof the PSI Directive. The consultation will feed into the debate on possible policy options that should be considered for the review, and will contribute to the impact assessment that will be carried out subsequently, associated with proposals for possible legislative or other measures.
The consultation includes questions on
1) the PSI re-use context and possible action to consider,
2) substantive issues regulated by the PSI Directive,
3) practical measures,
4) changes that have taken place and barriers that still exist, and
5) other issues to comment regarding the reviewof the PSI Directive.
It will take you approximately 15 minutes to complete the survey. The consultation will close on30 November 2010.
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The replies to this consultation will be published on the Commission's PSI web site: