Information is reused

Each resource below is listed by type, and details the resource name, owner (in brackets), brief description and link.

This resource base is intended to be a ‘living document’. If you wish to contribute a resource or comment on the accuracy of any of these resources please email: information.management@nationalarchives.gsi.gov.uk

Legislation

Data Protection Act 1998 (Ministry of Justice / ICO) – Provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information.

The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 – ‘PSI Regulations’ (Cabinet Office) – These regulations aim to encourage the re-use of public sector information by removing obstacles that stand in the way of re-use. The main themes are improving transparency, fairness and consistency. See more on public sector information directive and regulations on The National Archives’ website.

Guidance

Public Sector Information FAQs (The National Archives) – Find useful information on publishing, re-use, licensing, charging and copyright infringement.

Licensing Public Sector Information (The National Archives) – Guidance and examples on ensuring appropriate copyright and licensing.

Reports and Publications (The National Archives) – A collection of reports and publications examining the re-use of public sector information.

The Information Fair Trader Scheme (The National Archives) – The Information Fair Trader Scheme sets and assesses standards for public sector bodies. It requires them to encourage the re-use of information and reach a standard of fairness and transparency.

Public Sector Data Sharing: Guidance on the Law (Ministry of Justice) – Guidance setting out the legal framework for data sharing, and in in particular the use of personal data by the public sector, across traditional organisational boundaries.

Data Sharing Review (Independent) – An independent review of the use and sharing of data in the public and private sector, with recommendations, from 2008.

Crown Copyright (The National Archives) – Advice and guidance from OPSI which manages and licences copyrights owned by the Crown.