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Improving Non-profits with Open Data

May 29th, 2015

By Beth Noveck Over 2000 delegates from around the world, including government officials, civil society organizations, and business leaders, arrived in Ottawa, Canada for the Third International Open Data Conference (IODC) on May 28th and 29. Although there is no single, universally accepted definition of open data, generally speaking, open data is publicly available data structured for […]

Network of Innovators: Expert Networking for Open Data

May 29th, 2015

By Arnaud Sahuguet, Andrew Young,  Beth Simone Noveck Open data is a growing but still nascent field where innovators need all the help they can get to find technical, policy, and practical expertise for opening data and translating that data into impact. At the IODC, we are testing the Network of Innovators, an expert network […]

Open Data 300 Korea Launches at IODC

May 29th, 2015

  Today at the 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada, the GovLab and the National Information Society Agency of Korea (NIA) announced  the Open Data 300 Korea. The study is the first of its kind in Korea, mapping the use of open data throughout the country. Korea is now the fourth member of […]

A Repository of Open Data Repositories: Open Data Impact Case Studies and Examples

May 28th, 2015

(compiled by David Sangokoya, Shruti Sannon, Alexandra Clare and Stefaan Verhulst) As part of its core mission, the GovLab has been engaged in a series of ongoing efforts to build awareness and gather evidence about the value, use, and impact of open data around the world – including the GovLab’s Open Data 500. The GovLab […]

Matching Demand to the Supply of Open Data Know How: The Network of Innovators Experiment

May 28th, 2015

By Beth Noveck and Andrew Young Over 2000 participants from around the world are expected to arrive in Ottawa today for the Third International Open Data Conference (IODC). The event follows last month’s first-of-its-kind Pew survey on open government data. Over forty countries have created open data portals and released over a million datasets for […]

The GovLab Index: Open Data (Updated)

May 27th, 2015

Please find below the latest installment in The GovLab Index series, inspired by Harper’s Index. “The GovLab Index: Open Data” provides an update on our previous Open Data installment, and highlights global trends in Open Data and the release of public sector information. Previous installments of the Index include Prizes and Challenges, Measuring Impact with […]

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En Avant! From the Apple to the Tulip: The GovLab Goes to Ottawa

May 26th, 2015

This week members of the GovLab team will participate in the Third International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Ottawa, Canada on May 28th and 29th. As a “think and do tank” focused on how to govern better using new technology, GovLab looks at how data, and especially the policy of opening data for free reuse, […]

The GovLab SCAN – Issue 76

May 22nd, 2015

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
ICANN officials announced that CEO Fadi Chehade will be leaving the organization in March 2016 prior to the IANA transition;
Pew Research Center released a new report on Americans’ privacy perceptions and behaviors; key findings include that 93% of Americans say it’s important to be in control of who can get information about them;
European Union ambassadors indicated that they will implement stiffer fines against companies that violate Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law, giving data protection authorities more effective enforcement measures.

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The GovLab Selected Readings on Data Governance

May 19th, 2015

Jos Berens (Centre for Innovation, Leiden University) and Stefaan G. Verhulst (GovLab) As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance by organizing and disseminating its learnings, the GovLab Selected Readings series provides an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on key opening governance topics. In […]

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