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Recent Trends in EU Information Policy: Toward Greater Transparency in the Information Society

Advances in Librarianship

ISBN: 978-1-84950-978-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-979-4

ISSN: 0065-2830

Publication date: 24 November 2010

Abstract

This chapter discusses recent information policy activities and initiatives in the European Union (EU). EU information policy refers to the legislation and strategies pertaining to the creation of the European information society. It is concerned with economic and industrial competitiveness, with an emphasis on the role that information and communication technologies play in revolutionizing everyday life. This discussion focuses on the information policy areas of greatest interest to information professionals. It addresses the EU's struggles with the concept of transparency with regard to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, the application of privacy measures to the Internet of Things, and open-access to EU-funded research.

Citation

Rabina, D. and Johnston, S. (2010), "Recent Trends in EU Information Policy: Toward Greater Transparency in the Information Society", Woodsworth, A. (Ed.) Advances in Librarianship (Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 32), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 181-197. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0065-2830(2010)0000032011

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