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Review of the directive on the re-use of public sector information

Preliminary findings of the public consultation on the review of the PSI Directive

The public consultation on the review of the Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive) ran from 19 September to 16 December 2017. The objective was to collect perspectives as input for the reviewing of the Directive on re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive).

The questions of this online consultation covered:

  1. the evaluation of the impact of the current Directive;
  2. the problem, objectives and possible options for the future of the Directive;
  3. the question of access by public sector bodies to data of public interest coming from private sector entities.

Preliminary findings are now accessible. Respondents consider that the Directive has fulfilled its efficiency, relevance, added-value and simplification promises. However, several topics and areas are identified where further development would be beneficial, e.g. easier access and search of documents, technical challenges, simplified rules for charging, or access to publicly funded data held by the private sector. Find more details in the Summary report of the consultation on the review of the directive on the re-use of public sector information.