The potential of big data in the public sector is enormous. Governmental daily activities such as those related to the management of social benefits, the collection of taxes, national health and education systems, traffic monitoring, and the issuing of official documents generate vast amounts of data. Furthermore, sensors can collect massive amounts of data. Such data can be used for creating more efficient and effective policies, for prediction of behaviours or events, such as crime or fires. The big data indicator specifically observes the attitude of the public administration towards the use and production of big data, and their relation to service areas, and finally the presence of agreements for their production or purchase from third parties.
Theme(s): Governance - Governance