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The GovLab Releases Groundbreaking Report Detailing Why and How Open Data Matters for Developing Economies

New Report Provides Framework to Understand Evidence and Improve Future Open Data Initiatives; Expands Insights and Practices Gathered from 12 Case Studies of Developing Economies; Identifies 27 Success Factors in a Unique Periodic Table of Open Data; and Offers Recommendations BROOKLYN, New York –Today, The Governance Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has […]

Innovadores de la Red México Abierto

Guest post by Red México Abierto Los gobiernos locales que forman parte de la Red México Abierto se han convertido en pioneros en la publicación y uso de datos abiertos como herramientas clave para detonar valor económico y social en sus comunidades. La publicación de datos abiertos desencadenó proyectos de innovación como Appdata del Ayuntamiento […]

Portraits in Data

On November 19, R. Luke DuBois shared his work and perception on data and arts in the GovLab offices. DuBois holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has lectured and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He has collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and music production work with many artists and organizations and was […]

The GovLab SCAN – Issue 58

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: Following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, multiple European Union member states are considering introducing new information-collection and reporting policies. Notably, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed denying terrorists a “safe space” to communicate by cracking down on encrypted communications; U.S. President Barack Obama made a series of cyber-related announcements this week (leading up to the State of the Union speech on January 20), including revisions to the 2011 Cybersecurity Legislative Proposal, a new Consumer Bill of Rights, a Student Digital Privacy Act, and revisions to broadband competition policies in the form of “community-based broadband solutions”; The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University have released “Multistakeholder as Governance Groups: Observations from Case Studies”.

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 57

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: With regards to the IANA functions stewardship transition, the IANA Coordination Group (ICG) requires that a final proposal be received by mid-January. Commentators are increasingly of the opinion that this leaves too little time to complete a September 2015 transition, especially because progress on the ICANN accountability process (on whose outputs the IANA transition depends) is expected to take longer.

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 56

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: The GovLab has released a new research paper, “Innovations in Global Governance: Toward a Distributed Governance Ecosystem”, focusing on enabling a global and distributed Internet governance ecosystem. The paper is part of a series under the Global Commission for Internet Governance (GCIG); The NETmundial Initiative has announced the formation of its inaugural Coordination Council, with 20 members; Following the widely-publicized hacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment and subsequent attempts to identify the hackers responsible, cybersecurity is set to be one of the most important issues in Internet governance for 2015; January 15 is the target deadline for the IANA functions’ three operational communities (names, numbers, and protocol parameters) to respond to the ICG Request for Transition Proposals.

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 55

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: Last week, the United States House of Representatives approved the “2015 Consolidated Appropriations Package”, funding the U.S. government through 2015. Section 520 of the $1.1 trillion spending bill specifically prohibits the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) from spending any funds on the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions stewardship transition; The Pew Research Center has released its latest report, “The Future of Privacy”; According to the United States government, Sony Pictures’ computers were hacked this week by North Korea, apparently in response to the release of “The Interview”, a Hollywood movie that depicts the assassination of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 54

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: The United Nations Third Committee of the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age, brought to the UN by Brazil and Germany; The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe has released an Issue Paper on The rule of law on the Internet and in the wider digital world, with important conclusions and recommendations.

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 53

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: The ICANN Cross Community Working Group (CWG) on Naming Functions has published its draft proposal for the IANA Stewardship Transition. Public comment is open from December 1 – 22, 2014; A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Congress titled the “Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014“; The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has released the Measuring the Information Society Report, which “features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society.”

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 52

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN: The Internet Society (ISOC) Board this week expressed concern regarding the recently launched NETmundial Initiative, especially with regards to the principles of its founding and its role in the larger decentralized Internet governance ecosystem; China this week held its first global Internet conference – the World Internet Conference – in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, spawning much commentary that China intends to promote its own domestic Internet rules as a model for global Internet governance; The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) this week held a cyber defence exercise involving 400 experts who aimed to “test the ability of the participating nations to coordinate a defence against a series of targeted cyber incidents involving a NATO mission network”.

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