With the rise of big data come complex problems, cultural and governance issues, and the need for policy frameworks. RAND Europe researchers connect diverse strands to help business, government, and citizens.
Even though the internal market for goods is at a relatively advanced stage, there remains an untapped potential in the longer term. Barriers and regulatory obstacles continue to hinder the free movement of goods in the EU.
EU institutions and agencies urgently need to revisit the frameworks that govern data privacy in their own houses if they want to keep pace with some of the latest trends in corporate information and communication technology (ICT) delivery and use, such as cloud computing or the consumerisation of ICT ('bring your own device').
As the railways transformed the way people travelled in the 19th century and the internal combustion engine in the 20th, automated vehicles have the potential to revolutionise travel on our roadways in the 21st century. RAND's Johanna Zmud discussed research on self-driving cars at a London Transport Museum event.
RAND Europe's policy research focuses on eight specific areas. By establishing new angles of enquiry and, in some cases, new methodologies for research, we bring fresh approaches and add valuable contributions to traditional as well as new RAND research areas.