Full Title: Directive 2013/37/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 amending Directive 2003/98/EC on the re-use of public sector information
Adopted: 26 June 2013
Entry into force: 17 July 2013
The recently amended PSI Directive provides for the re-use of documents (including data) produced by the public sector in Europe on a free of charge and open basis. The public sector includes all state, regional and local authorities. The Directive allows for marginal cost recovery. Conditions for re-use should be non-discriminatory. This should, however, not “prevent the adoption of a differentiated charging policy for commercial and non-commercial re-use.” Licences on the use of documents and data are allowed, but with an emphasis on low restrictions on re-use. Exclusions are allowed on the grounds of national security, public security, statistical confidentiality and commercial confidentiality.