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Opening Europe's Data

Jonathan Gray | The Guardian | December 9, 2011

The European Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive was created in order to try to change this - to unlock Europe's data and to realise its value to society. Adopted in 2003, and implemented (at least in principle) by EU Member States in 2005, the Directive has the potential to become the basis for 'open by default' information policies across Europe. But has it opened Europe's data? Not exactly - at least not yet.

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Overwhelming Majority of European Parliament Members Vote To Strike-Down ACTA

David Hammerstein | David Hammerstein's Blog | July 4, 2012

It is the first time the European Parliament has rejected an international treaty already signed by the European Commission (and by 22 of 27 EU member states). The power of the EU´s legislative branch has been clearly reinforced.  This time the Parliament has not been the usual a rubber-stamp for questionable EU trade proposals.  Read More »

Revealed: Google AI Has Access to Huge Haul of NHS Patient Data

Hal Hodson | New Scientist | April 29, 2016

It’s no secret that Google has broad ambitions in healthcare. But a document obtained by New Scientist reveals that the tech giant’s collaboration with the UK’s National Health Service goes far beyond what has been publicly announced. The document – a data-sharing agreement between Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind and the Royal Free NHS Trust – gives theclearest picture yet of what the company is doing and what sensitive data it now has access to...

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The RECODE Project: Enabling Open Access To Research Data

Marina Angelaki | Research Information | November 17, 2014

...According to the European Commission, 'open access to scientific research data enhances data quality, reduces the need for duplication of research, speeds up scientific progress and helps in combating scientific fraud...

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The Web Is in Danger, Copyright Reform Can Break the Internet

Nino Vranešič | El Nino Blog | September 15, 2016

Basic copyright laws and enforcements have been in effect for hundreds of years.
Let’s go back in the history: First Industrial Revolution was based on water and steam power to mechanize production. The second was all about electricity which helped create mass production. The third, connected electronics and information technology to automate production. Now we live in “Fourth Industrial Revolution” which we also call the digital revolution...

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Veterans Affairs Nominee Connected To Corporate Fraud

Amy Eddings | Ring of Fire | July 1, 2014

In order to fix a problem with the VA’s doctored documents and falsified data, President Obama has nominated the former CEO of a company which doctored documents and falsified data. If Obama wants to do right by the veterans who depend on the VA for their health care, gambling on leaders from corrupt corporate America could cause more problems than the VA is currently dealing with.

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“Open Source” Drug Discovery - €196M Program Launched

Ben Steele | eyeforpharma | February 8, 2013

Major pharma firms have joined together in a consortium with academics and SMEs that will invest €196 million in a new project to give a boost to ‘open-source’ drug discovery in the EU. Read More »