Directive on the re-use of public sector information
|European Union directive:|
|Directive on the re-use of public sector information|
|Made by||European Parliament & Council|
|Made under||Art. 95|
|Journal reference||L345, 2003-12-31, pp. 90 – 96|
|Came into force||2003-12-31|
|Commission proposal||C365 E, 2000-12-19, p. 223|
|EESC opinion||C85, 2003-04-08, p. 25|
|Status: Substantially amended|
Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information, otherwise known as the PSI Directive is an EU directive that encourages EU member states to make as much public sector information available for re-use as possible. Previous to the creation of this directive this area was left to member states to regulate. This directive now provides a common legislative framework for this area.
The Directive is an attempt to remove barriers that hinder the re-use of public sector information throughout the Union.
The ePSIplus web portal (which has since been renamed "ePSIplatform") was set up as a result of this directive.
- European Commission's Information Society's information on the Directive on the re-use of public sector information. Accessed: 2010-01-21
- Existing rules on re-use of public sector information Accessed: 2010-01-21
- Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Re-use of Public Sector Information : review of Directive 2003/98/EC Accessed: 2010-01-21
- PSI Directive overview and supporting documents
- PSI Directive, 2003 text now incorporating 2013 amendments
- PSI Directive, 2013 amendments only