- Open data and protection of personal data: consultation by CNIL (French national Data Protection Authority)
- German Government attempts to block dissemination of documents obtained using Freedom of Information Law
- Results of the EC consultation on PSI guidelines released!
- Administrative Court of Republic of Slovenia issued judgement on the abuse of right to access PSI
Open data and protection of personal data: consultation by CNIL (French national Data Protection Authority)
The French national data protection authority decided to expand its consultation with an online questionnaire intended for all stakeholders in open data en anyone involved with the reuse of public sector data.
Actors involved in both the implementation of a platform or open data policy, as well as those involved in the production or management of public information, as well as possible re-users are invited to contribute and share with CNIL their experience.
German Government attempts to block dissemination of documents obtained using Freedom of Information Law
The German Federal Ministry of the Interior has sent a cease and desist order to the Freedom of Information (FOI) portal FragDenStaat.de for publishing a document received under the German federal FOI law. The document is an opinion about a German Federal Constitutional Court judgement that had declared the 5% minimum share of votes for political parties to take seats in the European elections as unconstitutional. The opinion concludes that setting any such quota would be unconstitutional according to the ruling.
On 3 August 2013 the European Commission held a public consultation on the future Commission guidelines , particularly on recommended standard licences, datasets to be published as a matter of priority and charging for the re-use of PSI in Brussels. The Commission invited statements from stakeholders, particularly from re-users of public sector information (entrepreneurs and individuals, public sector bodies and data re-use experts.
On 7 November 2013, the Administrative Court of the Republic of Slovenia has clearly and explicitly stated that the right to access public information is not unlimited. The Court has therefore confirmed the decision of the Slovenian Information Commissioner that in exceptional cases this right may be limited with the rights of others.