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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 […]

Event Recap and Key Takeaways: The Conference on Internet Governance and Cyber-Security #SIPACyber

May 19th, 2015

Last week, the GovLab participated in the Conference on Internet Governance and Cyber-Security, held at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in collaboration with The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG). The event spanned two days and covered several pressing topics in Internet governance, including privacy, freedom of expression, cross-border data flows, and […]

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Where can you find out what is happening on Internet Governance? A curation of eight calendars

May 18th, 2015

The world of Internet Governance is complex and dynamic. To help navigate the Internet Governance ecosystem, the NETmundial Solutions Map seeks to provide a platform to exchange and document what responses exist to what issues and who is involved in the space. The design of the map was informed by a set of user interviews. […]

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 75

May 15th, 2015

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to end the National Security Agency (NSA) practice of bulk phone data collection. The future of this practice will now be determined by the Senate, sometime before June 1 when the related provision of the Patriot Act is set to expire;
In Bangladesh, extremists murdered Ananta Bijoy Das, the third blogger to be murdered in the country this year;
China’s State Council announced that China will speed up the development of its broadband network and that telecommunications firms must increase urban broadband speeds by 40% while also cutting prices.

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