European Commission calls for expert group on Business-to-Government data sharing

European CommissionThe European Commission is setting up an Expert Group on access to and re-use of private sector data for public interest purposes, bringing together independent experts to discuss business-to-government (B2G) data-sharing principles and to provide advice on future policy and funding initiatives.

The group’s main tasks will be to identify good practices on B2G data sharing in order to contribute to more efficient and better public service delivery and more reliable an evidence-based policy-making, as well as assessing the legal, economic and technical obstacles preventing B2G data sharing, and giving recommendations to the Commission on how to further develop its B2G data sharing policy. The conclusions and recommendations will be published in a report that can be used as input for possible future Commission initiatives on B2G data sharing.

The full article can be found on the European Commission’s website.