On 24 May, a public consultation was launched on the Database Directive 96/9/EU.
The main objective of this consultation is to collect up to date information on:
The target group of the consultation are potential and actual producers, owners and users of databases from businesses of all sizes, member states and public authorities, data publishers and database makers, online service providers, data brokers, organised civil society, libraries and cultural heritage institutions, academia and researchers, consumers, end-users and citizens.
In this evaluation, the Commission is assessing whether the Directive still fulfils its policy goals and is fit-for-purpose in a digital, data-driven economy. The results of the consultation will feed into a Staff Working Document describing the Commission’s findings.
The consultation is opened from the 24th of May 2017 and closes on the 30th of August 2017.
The Database Directive on legal protection of databases offers two-tier protection to databases:
The consultation can be found here.