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European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Building data-based economy in the EU

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What is open public sector information and why is it important for the data economy? In the EU, the public sector holds vast amounts of data, from geographical and weather data to education, economic and social data, known as public sector information (PSI). This data can be widely accessible and reused, sometimes under non-restrictive conditions. Data is of utmost importance to the European economy. According to this study, the total direct economic value of public sector information is expected to increase from €52 billion in 2018 in the EU28, to €194 billion in 2030.


Mastering AngularJS Directives - Programmer Books

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AngularJS offers many features that allow the creation of rich, compelling web applications. Directives are by far the most important feature to incorporate into any skill set. This book starts off by teaching basic and advanced techniques for the art of directive writing. The different techniques are taught by a series of examples that showcase when and why certain directives should be created, based on given use cases. It moves on to explain more about how to harness the potential of AngularJS, by incorporating external libraries, optimizing code, and using brand new functions such as animations.


How Do I Reopen My Business? Sector-Specific Guidelines

International Business Times

Following the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic--or perhaps the first wave--state and local authorities across the country are beginning to lift stay-at-home orders, and small businesses are now trying to figure out how they'll reopen. But with no precedent for this type of situation and competing sources of information and guidance vying for attention and compliance, small business owners now find themselves on a virtual island trying to balance state and local directives with federal guidance, economic well-being against physical health, and individual freedom versus common good. While most everyone shares the same primary goal--to get business moving again while safeguarding the health and safety of employees and customers--the guidance for how small business owners should define their "new normal" varies widely, depending on the type of business and inherent risk levels. In recent weeks, Google and Facebook told their employees they could stay home until 2021. Capital One informed its 40,000 workers they will work from home until after Labor Day, at which time they'll reassess the situation.


Europe's Controversial Digital Copyright Directive Finalized

Communications of the ACM

Internet governance rules in the EU are about to change radically. The final version of its Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market (DSM), which has been under consideration for the past three years, was promulgated on April 17, 2019. EU member states now have two years to transpose the Directive's rules into their national laws. In some respects, the DSM Directive is better than previous drafts (of which more anon). There is still reason to worry the new rules will be harmful for freedom of expression and information privacy interests of individual creators and users.


In Guatemala, Trump's Homeland Security chief contradicts new immigration directives

Los Angeles Times

During a visit to Guatemala, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly contradicted deportation plans made public by the Trump administration just a day earlier. Speaking at a news conference Wednesday after meeting with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Kelly said his agency would return deportees "to their home country as quickly as possible," according to the Associated Press. A sweeping set of immigration directives signed by Kelly and made public Tuesday suggested the department would be doing otherwise. The directives outlined changes that would allow immigration agents to send some migrants detained at the border back to Mexico, whether they're Mexican or not. Under previous administrations, migrants from countries that do not border the U.S. -- such as Guatemala -- had to be detained until they could be flown back to their country of origin.