Electronic data management forms a key part of the European Union’s Digital Agenda
On 1 July 2013, Croatia is became the 28th member of the European Union. Through its enlargement policy, the EU has not only brought nations and cultures together; but also their associated data volumes and diversity.
European institutions have the particular feature of being driven by data and driving data: what other authority is better positioned to tackle the profound policy questions posed by this new-age of data-intensive flows? Europe has a special responsibility to take the lead rather than to react to events in this domain. The European Union has an important, coordinating role in achieving effective electronic data management (EDM), through its Digital Agenda (one of the priorities of ‘EU 2020’: the European Union’s ten-year growth strategy), Framework Program and EDM-related policies and directives.
To meet the data management expectations of its internal and external ‘clients’ (i.e. data protection, data reliability, data transparency, data availability, reporting, etc.) and adapt to the Digital Age, European institutions and public administrations should give particular consideration to three main factors in their strategic decisions: data governance, data privacy and security, and metadata
This article, published in Inside Magazine 1 – July 2013 covers the following topics:
- Data governance
- Data privacy and security
- Metadata management
- Challenges and next steps
Inside magazine issue 1, June 2013
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