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Open Civic Data: Of the People, By the People, For the People

By: Arnaud Sahuguet, John Krauss, Luis Palacios and David Sangokoya  This is an excerpt from the special issue on urban informatics, published in the December 2014 issue of the Data Engineering bulletin produced by IEEE Computer Society.  You can find the article in its entirety at the following link: http://sites.computer.org/debull/A14dec/issue1.htm. Sixty percent of the world population will live in […]

The GovLab SCAN – Issue 80

This is our 80th edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. Highlights: The fallout from the United States Office of Personnel Management data breach continued this week, with the revelation that the original hack took place a full year ago. Russian lawmakers […]

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The GovLab Gets 5 Stars for Transparency

Transparify, an organization that evaluates the transparency of think tanks, recently conducted a comprehensive assessment of 34 pro-transparency organizations that were featured prominently at the Open Data Conference (#IODC15) in Ottawa, Canada. The point of this exercise was to assess the field of pro-transparency advocacy, and to explore whether these organizations actually practice what they […]

The GovLab at EuroDig 2015: Mapping Internet Governance

Last week, GovLab Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer Stefaan Verhulst participated in the EuroDig conference, which took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The conference, an annual event, serves as an “open platform for informal and inclusive discussion and exchange on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG) between stakeholders from all over Europe.” […]

Improving Non-profits with Open Data

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 […]

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

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 […]