In the european Union, the public sector is one of the most prolific in terms of data. The re-use of open data can contribute, inter alia, the growth of the european economy, development of artificial intelligence and addressing social challenges.
On 25 april 2018, the commission adopted a Proposal for a revision of the directive on public Sector information (ISP) as part of a set of actions to facilitate the creation of a common area of data in the union. This review also fulfils the obligation to review set out in article 13 of the directive.
The proposal is the result of a broad public consultation process, an assessment of the present directive of ISP and an impact assessment. This proposal received a positive view of the The regulatory council of Scrutiny .