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European Commission launched public consultations on how Europe should promote digital innovation in health and care, for the benefits of citizens and health systems in Europe. Consultations will help creating a new health policy communication to be adopted by the... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Information Policy
There are many initiatives to measure the “smartness” of cities and a jungle of smart city indexes that establish annual city comparisons. Open data can help fulfill the transparency gap in this field. Sustainability, prosperity or democracy are three of... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Information Policy
By Emma Lee The second part of our series on smart cities is central eastern Europe is Warsaw. The vast majority of Polish cities are part of the Smart City 2.0 model – the intelligent use of modern technology to... Continue reading
Posted 21 hours ago at Information Policy
The connectivity of Internet at the network layer is a result of interaction between autonomous systems (AS), and it is more stable the more alternatives routes between ASNs there exist, which is basic fault tolerance principle. This research shows how... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
Russia’s State Duma passed final versions of legislation that will impose new restrictions on instant messengers and prohibit the use of technologies that make it possible to circumvent Internet censorship. Both draft laws were adopted with overwhelming majorities. The law... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
By Professor Herman van den Bosch, Professor at Open University of The Netherlands. —— ‘Whatever we do, we know the world doesn’t need another plan that falls into the same trap as previous ones: treating the city as a high-tech... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
A new analysis finds that, despite doing some good, the program often forgot to focus on the people. In advance of hosting the 2014 World Cup and this year’s Olympics, Rio de Janeiro launched two big data operation centers: the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
A ministerial declaration about making 5G a success for Europe was signed, during today’s informal meeting of competitiveness and telecommunications ministers on 18 July in Tallinn, Estonia. The declaration of intent seeks to establish a common baseline on future 5G... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
More than 100 American cities host online open data portals brimming with information on crime, housing, transit, traffic, and neighborhood boundaries. Such initiatives have promised to make government more transparent, accountable, and accessible, at a time when the public’s trust... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Information Policy
The development of “Smart Cities” can be traced to 2008, when IBM published its vision for a smarter planet. Over the years, the phenomenal growth and applicability of the Internet has led to an ever-increasing number of connected devices to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at Information Policy
Our previous article on connected cars was quite popular so we decided to take a look at the smart cities these connected cars will inhabit in the future. As the Internet-of-Things (IoT) revolution continues to connect everything around us, cities... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at Information Policy
"Smart city" became another buzzword in recent times, but we are going to be hearing a lot more in the coming years. By 2020, we will be spending $400 billion a year building smart cities. Let’s start with the smart... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Information Policy
E-government in Germany requires urgent action, as the country continues to lag others, according to the annual report from the national regulatory control council, the Normenkontrollrat. The report said digitisation of the public administration still needs significant work, especially in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Information Policy
Singapore, Hong Kong, Estonia and Japan have been named some of the ‘stand out’ nations in the newly released Digital Evolution Index (DEI) 2017. The executive summary of the report said: “The DEI 2017 is a data-driven holistic evaluation of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Information Policy
Increasing urbanisation and growing populations mean that cities are growing at rate that many experts would say is ‘alarming’. Within a matter of just two or three years, 60% of the world’s population could be living in an urban environment,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Information Policy
by David Meyer After sleepwalking into privatisation of public spaces, city councils are waking up to the need for citizen-led smart cities Our cities are gradually becoming "smarter". Sensors are proliferating, measuring everything from traffic flow and power usage to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Information Policy
Sam Pitroda, 75, is best known as the technology whiz who transformed India’s telecommunications industry to make connectivity widespread and affordable some three decades ago. Armed with a veritable carte blanche from Rajiv Gandhi, India’s prime minister in the mid-... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Information Policy
On June 30 the German parliament (Bundestag) passed a law, the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), which establishes censorship of the Internet. The measure was introduced by Justice Minister Heiko Maas (Social Democratic Party--SPD) and was passed with the votes of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Information Policy
Shaping Digitalisation for an Interconnected World DÜSSELDORF, 6 – 7 APRIL 2017 1. We, the G20 Ministers responsible for the digital e conomy, met in Düsseldorf on 6 – 7 April 2017 to discuss how to maximize the contributions that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Information Policy
This post offers some thoughts on the opportunities and challenges of blockchain technology, with particular reference to the DECODE project. DECODE is a pan-European effort to research and pilot new approaches to how people manage their personal data. Here I’ll... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Information Policy
In a follow up to our recent article on Denmark being the happiest country in the world we thought that we would take a closer look at Copenhagen. Copenhagen is regularly placed in the top 10 of smartest cities in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Information Policy
The 17th Conference of the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy was held in Montréal from June 16 to 19, 2017. It brought together several hundreds of participants from over 30 countries and different walks of life, including local authorities, university... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Information Policy
With rising populations and ongoing security threats, nations and cities around the world are undertaking a digital transformation to address these challenges. Based on Huawei’s Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2017, every dollar invested in ICT can bring a return of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Information Policy
Gdynia´s city hall, in northern Poland, has announced that the city has become the first smart city in Eastern Europe At last, Eastern Europe has its first “Smart City”. The Polish city of Gdynia, located in the Pomeranian Voivodeship of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Information Policy
The City of Las Vegas has unveiled a partnership with networking giant Cisco to become a smart city. Announced by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Cisco SVP of IoT and Applications Rowan Trollope during Cisco Live Las Vegas, the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Information Policy