Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Digital Agenda: Turning Government Data Into Gold

From the release: “The Commission has launched an Open Data Strategy for Europe, which is expected to deliver a EUR 40 billion boost to the EU's economy each year. Europe's public administrations are sitting on a goldmine of unrealised economic potential: the large volumes of information collected by numerous public authorities and services. Member States such as the United Kingdom and France are already demonstrating this value. The strategy to lift performance EU-wide is three-fold: firstly the Commission will lead by example, opening its vaults of information to the public for free through a new data portal. Secondly, a level playing field for open data across the EU will be established. Finally, these new measures are backed by the EUR 100 million which will be granted in 2011-2013 to fund research into improved data-handling technologies.” Read more

Europe's Information Society

Reuse of Public Data to Get Easier Under New EU Rules
David Meyer, ZD Net UK