Why solving the PNR‬ dilemma could help find a new balance between ‪‎privacy‬ and ‎security‬

In the overflow of ongoing debates about security and privacy in Europe, the discussion over an EU wide passenger name record system (PNR) is most telling of Europeans’ data-schizophrenia. But interestingly enough, going beyond the PNR controversy, could also propel Europe into a new era of security, prosperity and privacy.

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Action plan: ‎Belgium‬- government digital by 2020

The Belgian ‪‎government is pushing for an electronic government, aiming to make all communication with the government ‪‎digital by 2020.

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Towards a free, open and secure Internet

The Internet of Things could bring important socioeconomic advantages – but it also presents a wide range of challenges.

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Digital IDs for Development- Access to ‎Identity and Services for All

Robust digital ‎ID‬ systems can produce huge savings for ‎citizens, ‎government, and business, increase ‪‎transparency and accountability, and drive innovation.

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Spain’s new eInvoice tool handles over a million invoices

Spain‬’s central eInvoicing solution (‪FACe‬), which began operating in January, has already processed more than 1,2 million invoices, reports CTT, (Centro de Transferencia de Technologica) a centre for ‪technology‬ transfer.

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Open Date Barometer report - January 2015

As the UN leads a conversation on the need for a Data Revolution to support the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, our research highlights the lack of open and accessible data on the performance of key public services. If the political and social impacts of open data are to be realised, work to increase the supply of datasets from right across government will be needed, alongside sustained investment in capacity building, training and support for effective data use.

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