To ensure that ICT solutions integrated in EIP smart cities will be compliant with future privacy regulation.
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Open data governance
The amount of data collected globally in the past few years equates to the total volume we had amassed in all human history before. Such data can come from private, public, societal as well as commercial sources and can offer very significant potential, yet our ability to generate value at scale from this is still in its infancy. A change is needed: we need to speed up from the current experimentation stage towards the value adding stage. In doing so, it is vital to understand what tools will help deal with the massive volumes; how to incentivise data owners to make pertinent data available to third parties; how to work with varying data quality and what formats will best support data interoperability; how to ensure that citizens and city officials have the right skills and understanding of data so that it can be effectively used; how to manage perceived and real privacy issues; how to offer customers a choice in data usage; and what regulations and policies must change. This is both an ‘open data’ and a ‘big data’ challenge.
See related Action Cluster: Integrated infrastructure & processes (including Open Data).
ICT for urban planning and open data.
Open Data and Innovative Technologies City Hub (physical and virtual).