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Practical guidance for businesses on how to process mixed datasets

Data has become the core of new digital technologies and most business processes. A huge amount of data is created, stored and processed every day. It is not always easy to know which rules that apply when processing personal and non-personal data in a ‘mixed dataset’. This occurs very often when businesses store and process various types of data in databases and IT systems. This guidance illustrates with practical examples the rules to follow in these situations, to ensure your business complies with European law.

EU Digital Cities Challenge launched

On 10 October 2017, during the European Week of Regions and Cities, the European Commission (DG GROW and DG REGIO) and the Committee of the Regions launched the Digital Cities Challenge. The Challenge invites cities in Europe to improve the life of their citizens through the development and implementation of digital policies.

Stories of eGovernment and Digital Public Services in Europe

eGovernment can spur innovation and growth throughout the economy by offering a lead market and a platform for private services while reducing red tape and bureaucracy for all residents of Europe. Digital solutions can also greatly contribute to strengthening the trust in governments. Several good examples of initiatives developed in Member States whether at national, regional or local level of the administrations are significant steps toward an efficient and effective Digital Public Services in Europe.

Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment - the Tallinn Declaration

All the European Union Member States and EFTA countries signed the 'eGovernement Declaration' in Tallin on 6 October 2017. The declaration was signed during the Ministerial Meeting which took place in the framework of the eGovernement Ministerial Conference. This was chaired by Minister Urve Palo, representing the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and in the presence of Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.

Public consultation on the review of the Directive on the re-use of Public Sector Information

The European Commission is launching a public consultation to evaluate the implementation of the Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive. The Commission seeks views on how to improve accessibility and re-use of public and publicly funded data, and also considers access to and use of privately held data of public interest.