Access to public-sector information in Europe: Policy, rights, and obligations

  • Blakemore M
  • Craglia M
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Abstract

The article reviews the debates and policies on access to public-sector information (PSI) in Europe in relation to the contests between policies of open access, rights of access to PSI by citizens and business, and the assessment of the cost benefits of PSI to the economy and society. The political dimension of these debates within the European Union is highlighted to demonstrate the complexities of the governance of information within a pan-European regulatory framework.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Access
  • Commodification
  • Europe
  • Geographical information
  • Human rights
  • Information society
  • Public-sector information

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Authors

  • Michael Blakemore

  • Max Craglia

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