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How and Why to Overcome Big Government Data Privacy Concerns

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by Angela Guess Caron Beesley of Business 2 Community reports, “Driven by potentially compelling outcomes, big government data is growing. A 2013 study of federal IT officials by the TechAmerica Foundation, for example, found that big data delivers many benefits, including: (1) Budget cuts and tax savings: Real-time analytics can help the government cut at…

What France’s First CDO is Doing to Improve Open Data and Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Marine Gossa of the London School of Economics recently wrote, “Working under the Prime Minister’s direct orders and within the Ministry for Public Action Modernization, [France’s Chief Data Officer Henri] Verdier has two main challenges to face in coordinating public data collection and use: enhancing the State’s accountability (open data) and efficiency…

Elsevier Set to Launch an Open Access Journal Covering All Topics

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by Angela Guess Research Information reports, “Elsevier is preparing to collaborate with the research community to develop an open-access journal covering all disciplines on one platform, with the aim of enabling ‘continual experimentation and innovation’. The publisher says plans include improving the end-to-end publishing process and integrating its smart technologies to improve search and discovery.…

Big Data Can Support Sustainable Development Around the World

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by Angela Guess Thiemo Fetzer and Amadou Sy of the Africa in Focus blog recently wrote, “There is a lot of hope around the potential of Big Data—massive volumes of data (such as cell phone GPS signals, social media posts, online digital pictures and videos, and transaction records of online purchases) that are large and…

Big Data’s Impact: Trends to Look For Over the Coming Year

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by Angela Guess Deven Parekh of Insight Venture Partners recently shared five ways big data will impact our lives in 2015 with Tech Crunch. He worries about Big Data terrorism: “The recent Sony hacking case is notable because it appears to potentially be the first state-sponsored act of cyber-terrorism where a company has been successfully…