13 September 2010

EU - Unleashing the power of public data

by Neelie Kroes. Tell us what you think about the re-use of public sector information(PSI). It could be any PSI – maps, meteorological, legal, traffic, financial and economic information. Re-use of public data already generating amazing products – from car navigation systems to weather forecasts and other "apps" for our mobiles – and I'm told the market is worth €27 billion each and every year, in the EU alone. But the potential is much greater than we realise – if we can structure more opportunities to re-use this data we will be helping to create thousands of job and improvements to daily life. So – you have until 30 November 2010, to tell us how we can better manage the availability of this data. What you tell us will feed into the review of the EU PSI Directive first adopted in 2003.