Danish Data Sharing Report Published

Roger Longhorn passed along the following data sharing report, published 12th July 2010.

Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority (DECA) has published an analysis of the social and economic benefits associated with the decision in 2002 to provide the official Danish address data “free of charge” for public as well as commercial re-use. The main conclusion of the study is that the direct financial benefits from the agreement for society in the period 2005-2009 amount to around EUR 62 million (~DKK 471 million). Until 2009 the total costs of the agreement has been around EUR 2 million. In 2010 it is estimated that social benefits from the agreement will be about EUR 14 million, while costs will total about EUR 0.2 million.

A 8-page memo presenting the study and the results can be found here.

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