Abstract - The Information Society 22(1)

Access to Public Sector Information in Europe: Policy, Rights and Obligations

Michael Blakemore and Max Craglia

The paper 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.


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