Swedish Competition Authority Argues For Improvements To Legal Framework For Re-Use Of Public Sector Information (PSI) For Commercial Purposes

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Executive Summary

In a government consultation response dated 25 November 2009, the Swedish Competition Authority argues that the legal framework enabling private companies to re-use information obtained from public sector entities requires essential improvements in order to truly promote a commercial market for Public Sector Information ("PSI"). Suggested improvements include the establishment of clear boundaries between the public and commercial tasks of public sector bodies, the appointment of an independent supervisory body and the promotion of active government efforts to simplify PSI access.

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