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Information from the Public Sector now easier to re-use in all Member States. Easy enough? asks Commission in a new public consultation

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Public bodies produce, collect and share vast amounts of information, such as meteorological, traffic and financial data, digital maps or tourist information. This valuable Public Sector Information can be the basis of new added value services, but it is often difficult for businesses and individuals to re-use it. The EU's Public Sector Information Directive of 2003 enhances the re-use of such information across the EU. Transposition of the Directive has now been completed in all 27 EU Member States, as the European Commission has now closed an infringement case against Belgium for non-transposition of the Directive. The Commission is currently evaluating the corresponding national laws in preparation of a review of the Public Sector Information Directive which is due by the end of 2008. It has launched a public consultation towards this aim, which is open until 31 July 2008.
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