A new law to boost open data in Europe

by bold-lichterman

This new legislation should allow European countries to share data more freely across borders.

Thanks to this new law, public service information should be accessible free of charge and easily re-used by all parties, reports The Verge.

This includes, in particular, weather data, cartography, various statistics or even archives from different institutions such as museums and libraries. Valuable information for the development of innovative services driven by young shoots in the area.

In 2011, a study indicated that the sharing of data between the various European countries would allow the European Union to release, directly or indirectly, nearly 40 billion euros additional each year.

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