The SPECIAL project addresses the conflict between Big Data innovation and privacy-aware data protection by proposing a technical solution that makes both of these goals realistic. SPECIAL allows citizens and organisations to share more data, while guaranteeing data protection compliance and transparency. The first seven deliverables of Special project have been published on the project website! More info and the description of the deliverables are available here.

Special is also requesting contributions for a workshop on ‘Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies’, which they are organizing in cooperation with W3C. The workshop will take place at the WU Vienna on 7 & 8 March 2018. The main workshop theme is ‘Linked Data and Privacy’. The deadline for Position Statements is January, 15th. More information and registration forms can be found here.

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The 23rd BDVA Activity Group Meeting has been held on the 13th and 14th of December in Brussels.

Over 70 participants from BDVA Members discussed and brainstormed about key topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Platforms, Big Data Technologies, GDPR implementation, Data Privacy, Technology integration (Big Data, HPC, IoT), Mobility and Transport, Big Data in the GeoSpatial and Earth Observation domain.

The next Activity Group meeting is scheduled on the 31st January (afternoon only) and 1st February 2018.

BDVA members can find all the relevant information in the BDVA Intranet.