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EU Focusing on Data Protection

Posted by Jack Duval

May 5, 2012 2:54:00 AM

Hat tip to the people at Latham & Watkins for covering this here.

The EU will be hosting European Data Protection Day, details here.

 

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Topics: Data Analysis, EUPD, EU, data protection, Latham & Watkins

European Commission Sees $52 Billion Per Year Opportunity in Public Data

Posted by Jack Duval

Dec 16, 2011 8:54:57 AM

The EU has declared an Open Data Strategy in order to stimulate the economy.

Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said: "We are sending a strong signal to administrations today. Your data is worth more if you give it away. So start releasing it now: use this framework to join the other smart leaders who are already gaining from embracing open data. Taxpayers have already paid for this information, the least we can do is give it back to those who want to use it in new ways that help people and create jobs and growth.”

The taxpayers have already paid for this information.  Indeed.
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Topics: Data Analysis, EU, Open Data Strategy

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