Freedom of Information, Openness & Secrecy

The following links may be of interest regarding freedom of information, freedom of expression and trade secrets from an IT law perspective.

General information

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Council of Europe, 1950 (European Convention on Human Rights - ECHR)
Re-use of public data, Digital Agenda for Europe - European Commission
What is a trade secret? - WIPO

EU Legislation

Directive 2003/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 November 2003 on the re-use of public sector information (PSI Directive)
Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2001 regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (link)

Additional reading

Blog posts about open government data on VoxPopuLII, guest blog by the Legal Information Institute (LII) of Cornell Law School
Jennifer Pahlka, Coding a better government, TED Talk, Feb 2012

Organisations or initiatives of interest

PSI Alliance