(a.k.a. open data 3)
Introduction and team
This project is a spin-off from open data 1 (methodology) and open data 2 (legal solutions) and will result in a legal handbook on open data from the public sector. This project is funded by VINNOVA, lead by Stefan Larsson and will run from December 2013 to August 2014. This means that Lund University Internet Institute has been selected to be funded by all three of VINNOVAS calls on open data. Members in the project team, apart from Stefan Larsson, is Jonas Ledendal Dep of Business Law, and Joakim Lundblad, Chamber of Commerce. In addition to the member of the project group seen in the picture, two legal experts have agree upon being commentators on the book draft: Daniel Westman, researcher in legal informatics, and David Klose, attorney at Moll Wendén Law firm.
Swedish project name: “Offentliga Öppna Data – En juridisk handbok.”
To increase the specific legal knowledge about the regulation of information from the public sector. This is justified because we see the uncertainty that actually exists as a significant threshold for making data sources more openly available.
The project is implemented by 1) informing and training authorities and other stakeholders in the open license and the data policy already developed in the previous project, and 2) the development and publishing of a thorough Swedish legal handbook on psi. The writing and drafting process includes referral reading of external experts to ensure the highest quality and applicability.
Specifically, the immediate benefits of the information measures and the legal handbook the project develops comes from the reduction of legal uncertainty around the complex and multilayered regulations governing the management of information from the public sector. This will likely lead to more data being openly released from this sector.
Stefan.larsson [at] soclaw.lu.se