December 14, 2014
In the EU we are often accused of having big government and public sector; spending too much; collecting too much information etc. But there may be a silver lining to it.
In the globalized competition among the states, of course it is important to improve the level of services, cut costs and reduce the red tape. But it is also important to make the best out of the situation. Which is that the public sector is sitting on a treasure of data which costs taxpayer money to collect and maintain and in many cases citizen effort to provide.
Therefore it would be wise to make sure the data is either put to use or stopped being collected.
It is highly unlikely that the governments would come with the only and the brightest ideas on what to do with that data. On the contrary, the growth around the internet has shown the tremendous potential […]