The fingerprint of our data
The revelations about the security and privacy gaps that have took place lately in big companies that we all use almost daily, such as Google or Facebook (once again), are unfortunately more and more frequent. If we can get out something positive of all...
Presentations for the 10th International Conference on Public Information Reuse of Asedie are now available
On October 23, the 10th International Conference on Public Information Reuse took place at the headquarters of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection in Madrid. On this occasion, the chosen theme was "Information, an essential resource for economic...
Open Data Euskadi: a consolidated and sustainable open data portal
An increasing number of governments support the development of initiatives to favor public information opening, due to its multiple benefits. One example is Open Data Euskadi, the open data initiative of Basque Government. Open Data Euskadi works...
The importance of digitizing our audiovisual heritage
The National Library of Spain has started, with the support of Red.es, their first massive digitization project focused on magnetic audio and video media. The institution plans to digitize more than 650,000 minutes of images and audio, including 4,800...
Technologies that boost the precision forestry industry
The forest industry, as defined by FAO, include all economic activities that mostly depend on the production of goods and services from forests. This is an industry that, in many cases, has been seen as destructive to the environment due to its...
The Juan March Foundation, a pioneer in the use of data science applied to culture
Data science is reaching all sectors, from agriculture to health, tourism or transport. And culture, as illustrated by the DataLab of Juan March Foundation, a knowledge laboratory that not only seeks to manage and disseminate the contents from the...
Main conclusions of Open Data Barometer
Last September, the last edition of Open Data Barometer was presented by the World Wide Web Foundation. The report measures how some governments, not including Spain, publish and use open data to facilitate accountability, boost innovation and generate...
Is intellectual property a barrier to reuse public sector information?
One of the main debates in the Internet legal field is related to intellectual property. Only a few days ago, the European Parliament approved a proposal for a copyright reform in order to adapt the regulation to technological uniqueness of the Internet...
How to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship using open data
Open data has direct benefits in the economy, as it contributes to improve income, create jobs and save costs. Thanks to open data, companies can not only acquire a greater knowledge about their environment and make better decisions, but also use open...
Statistics as a key source of open data
The national statistical agencies are an indispensable element for information system of a democratic society. They are one of the main bodies responsible for producing, collecting, classifying, publishing and disseminating high value data at government...