The office will reorganize the city’s information on one general platform, so that it may be accessible to the world at large. In this way, a more transparent, highly efficient, and democratic system will be created. Moreover, the city expects to introduce the position of a data protection manager, who will be hired to take charge of safety and confidentiality issues as well as the ethical and responsible management of the collected information.
A housing observatory will be one of the affiliated projects associated with the data office. Its main function will be the constant monitoring of changes in the market that could be beneficial for the city’s residents and the city trade network.
In addition, The System of Integral Information on Spaces and Events Related to the Economy (EIAE) will be launched. The staff of this sub-department of the Barcelona mayor’s office will consist of 40 people as the employees of the Municipal Institute of Computer Science and Technical Programming Office, with Marius Boada, the head of the Statistics and Public Opinion Research Department, in charge.