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Google’s Struggle with the Right to be Forgotten

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn of Information Week reports, “Since the Court of Justice of the European Union affirmed in May that Europeans enjoy a ‘right to be forgotten,’ Google has received 70,000 search result removal requests related to 250,000 webpages. In an op-ed piece published in British, French, German, and Spanish newspapers, as well as…

Crisis in the Ukraine Could Impact Outsourced Semantic Projects

by Jennifer Zaino The last few months have been witness to the Ukraine crisis, with antigovernment demonstrations in the wake of former President Viktor Yanukovych tightening ties with the Kremlin, his fleeing the country following a rebellion against him, and the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Tensions continue between Ukraine, which plans new presidential elections…

OpenCube Project Launches – Promises Opportunities for Open Statistical Data

EU Initiative OpenCube partner consortium to develop software tools for publishing and reusing Linked Open Statistical Data Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece, January 14th, 2014 – A consortium of partners headed by the Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH), recently launched the OpenCube project, an EU Initiative for Publishing and Enriching Linked Open Statistical Data…

EU Turns to Amazon for Advice on Single Cloud Services Market

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by Angela Guess David Meyer of ZDnet reports, “Top EU officials will meet with companies such as Amazon and Telefonica on Monday to discuss ways to set up a single European market for cloud services. The steering board meeting will be the first for the new European Cloud Partnership, which looks to take advantage of the…

Google Puts New Privacy Policy Into Effect, And Stage Is Set For More Personalized Products Even As Google Plus Pickup Is Slow

ComScore this week issued a report that wasn’t particularly flattering to Google Plus. It noted that users spent just 3.3 minutes on the social network in January compared to 7.5 hours for Facebook. Much discussion revolved around the fact that Google last month touted that the service had grown to 90 million users from 40…

SRDA Seeks Social Responsibility in Big Data

by Angela Guess A recent article states, “Europe is ‘entering the era of big data’, and as such important regulatory issues demand attention. But in a fast-moving technological environment, action is needed fast, with regulators and politicians being able to anticipate new trends and react accordingly. The Centre for Social Responsibility in the Digital Age…