The European commission has started a public consultation on the review of the directive on the re-use of Public Sector Information

The European Commission is launching a public consultation in view of reviewing the directive on the re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive).

As foreseen in the May 2017 mid-term Review of the Digital Single Market strategy (COM(2017) 228), and in order to fulfil the goals of the strategy in the field of the data economy, the Commission is preparing an initiative on the accessibility and re-use of public and publicly funded data, and is at the same time further exploring the issue of privately held data which is of public interest.

This review will fullfill the periodic review obligation contained in article 13, and at the same time further the goals of the DSM Strategy in the field of data economy.

The questions of this online consultation cover both the evaluation of the current Directive implementation and the problem, objectives and possible options for the future.

All interested parties, including governments, public sector content holders and users, commercial and non-commercial re-users, experts and academics as well as citizens are invited to contribute.

You can find the review questionnaire here.