The world generates 1.7 million billion bytes of data per minute, “but the amazing thing isn't just the amount of data: it's what we can do with it these days,” stated EU commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes, during the conference “Smarter Data for Europe”, celebrated on 23 May in Brussels.

Kroes defined data as the fuel of Europe's economy and highlighted that if it's available online, it will be used to transform society, generate ne...

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