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About the Open Data Directive

Full name: Directive (EU) 2019/1024 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on open data and the re-use of public sector information.

Type: Directive

Objective and key elements:

  • Strengthening the EU’s data economy
  • Ensuring fair competition and easy access to public sector information
  • Enhancing cross-border innovation based on data
  • Introducing a principle that government data should be open by default and design and provided (almost) free of charge without (unnecessary) restrictions.

Relevant to: Governmental bodies and entities (and the relevant entities wishing to obtain data from such entities)

Related legislation: Regulation (EU) 2018/1807 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018 on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union

Status: In force.

  • Implemented in Sweden through Lagen (2022:818) om den offentliga sektorns tillgängliggörande av data.