Public Sector Information :: Revision of the PSI Directive
Revision of the PSI Directive
The review of the Directive is one of the key actions of the
"Digital Agenda for Europe"
In 2009, the Commission reviewed the way in which PSI rules were being applied, which confirmed that PSI re-use has been on the rise but also that EU Member States must remove remaining barriers to re-use in order to fully realise the potential of PSI for the EU economy.
In preparation for a revision of the 2003 Directive, the Commission undertook a public consultation on the PSI Directive in 2010:
- Selected statistics
- Individual responses submitted off-line: EuroGeographics, Wirtschaftskammer, Microsoft, EFAMRO and ESOMAR, STM, ISPA, ARD/ZDF
- Submitted MS position papers: Denmark, France, Belgium, The Netherlands
In preparation for the revision of the Directive, the Commission also commissioned the following studies:
- A review of recent studies on PSI re-use and related market developments, by Graham Vickery
- An "Assessment of the different models of supply and charging for public sector information" Executive Summary, Models of Supply and Charging for Public Sector Information, Apps market snapshot, Open Data Portals
- A study on PSI-re-use in the cultural sector.
Impact Assessment accompanying the proposal for Directive amending Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information:
- Full Report, Opinion of the Impact Assessment Board
- Executive Summary EN | BG | CS | DA | DE | EL | ES | ET | FI | FR | HU | IT | LT | LV | MT | NL | PL | PT | RO | SK | SL | SV
In December 2011, the Commission presented a proposal to revise the Directive:
The proposal for a revision of the Directive proposes to further open up the market for services based on public-sector information, by:
- including new bodies in the scope of application of the Directive such as libraries (including university libraries), museums and archives;
- limiting the fees that can be charged by the public authorities at the marginal costs as a rule;
- introducing independent oversight over re-use rules in the Member States;
- making machine-readable formats for information held by public authorities the norm.
The Directive is currently being discussed by the Union legislator composed of the European Parliament and the Council.
More information on the proposed revised Directive can be found here.