European Commission has presented an Open Data Strategy for Europe
The European Commission has presented an Open Data Strategy for Europe setting out clearer rules
on making the best use of government-held information. The proposed Open Data Strategy will make it
easier for business and citizens to find and re-use information held by public sector bodies in the
Member States and by the Commission itself.
Primarily, the Commission plans to update the 2003 Directive on the re-use of public sector information.
The Commission is also updating its own re-use rules so as to make its data available in machine-readable
format and to include data from research by the Joint Research Centre. In spring 2012 the Commission will launch a web
portal making it easy for industry and citizens to search for Commission data. This is a step towards a single-access
point for re-usable data from all EU institutions, bodies and agencies and national authorities.
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