07 December 2006

UK - OFT attacks practices of Ordnance Survey

(OUT-LAW News)
Some Government bodies charge too much for commercial use of public data and deal on unfair terms, according to a damning report from the Office of Fair Trading which says the practices cost the UK economy half a billion pounds a year. The OFT's market study into the Commercial Use of Public Information suggests that more competition in public sector information could double its value to the UK economy to £1 billion a year, and benefit consumers by providing a wider range of competitively priced goods and services.