The re-use of public sector information is an important subject for those who sell value added services based on these data. Public sector information (or: open data) comes from public sector institutions. Most of the time these are data maintained in one of the so-called “base databases” such as: the Trade register (NHR), Key register of Addresses and Buildings (BAG), Topography, Cadastral register and Key register for large scale topography (BGT). Companies can re-use these the data from these database, for example to the benefit of value added services and products.
Lawyer Louise de Gier conducted extensive research to the legal rules that apply to the re-use of public sector information (open data), of which the PSI Directive 2003/98/EC is the most important source. Next to the directive there are specific laws unique in The Netherlands, such as the legal rules for geo-information production, geo data, weather data, company information and vehicle data.
The people of De Gier | Stam | Lawyers have extensive knowledge about the re-use legislation, the specific national rules, database rights, administrative law and competition laws about the private market and public entities. This concentration knowledge about open data, big data and privacy is unique within The Netherlands.