Friday, May 20, 2005

EU Directive on Public Sector Information

Training course annoucement:

EU Directive on Public Sector Information – The Next Big Thing
The EU Directive on Public Sector Information will be implemented in the UK on 1st July 2005 through regulations. The aim of the Directive is to remove obstacles that stand in the way of re-using public sector information. Key obligations for public authorities (including the health, local governement and central government sectors) include:

· being transparent and open about the terms and fees for re-use of information they hold
· where licences are required, standard terms and conditions should be offered
· having accurate notices and statements on documents and websites
· producing an Asset List so that potential re-users of information know what is available
· having a complaints process

The Directive will have a big impact on the public sector and will complement Freedom of Information. In the area of information governance it really is “the next big thing.”

Act Now Training is running two seminars which will examin the new law in detail:

27th June 2005 : Manchester

1st July 2005 : London

£99 + VAT

Full details : or ring 01925 451054

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