Reusing Public Sector Information - Policy Choices and Experiences in some of the Member States with an emphasis on the Case of Romania

Dacian C. Dragos, Bogdana Neamtu

Abstract


The paper addresses the issue of the commercial reuse of public sector information (PSI) and analyzes from a comparative perspective various reuse regimes to be considered by national legislators. Directive 2003/98/EC provides at the EU level the policy context in which the Member States operate with regard to reuse.
The paper has a threefold structure: The first section discusses mainly theoretical issues regarding the establishment of a PSI reuse model and tries to highlight several alternatives countries have and how a certain alternative influences the growth and future development of the PSI market; the second section analyzes the provisions of the Directive 2003/98/EC on PSI reuse and discusses how this Directive was transposed into national legislation by some of its "older" members; Finally, the third part focuses on the case of Romania and provides an in-depth analysis of the provisions of the reuse law. It tries to highlight practical challenges and ways in which they could be overcome.

Keywords


transparency; access to documents; directives; law; political science; public administration; Romania; U.K.; Belgium; France

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