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PUBLIC SECTOR INFORMATION : A KEY RESOURCE FOR EUROPE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: The issue

Chapter I : Why is public sector information a key resource for Europe?

I.1 Importance of access for European citizens 
I.2 Public sector information: Opportunities for economic growth and employment

Chapter II : The Information Society and the public sector

II.1 Electronic Government 
II.2 Electronic Government and public sector information
II.3 Electronic access for all?

Chapter III : Issues linked to access and exploitation of public sector information

III.1 Definitions
III.2 Conditions for access to public sector information 
III.3 Practical tools for facilitating access 
III.4 Pricing issues 
III.5 Competition issues 
III.6 Copyright issues 
III.7 Privacy issues 
III.8 Liability issues 
III.9 EU information

Concluding remarks 
List of questions
Annexe 1: Current situation in Member States regarding legislation and policy on access to public sector information. 
Annexe 2: European Commission action relating to public sector information The background to this Green Paper 
Annexe 3: Current situation in the US: the legal framework


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