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Blockchange: Blockchain Technologies for Social Change

The GovLab is pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative seeking to assess the potential of blockchain technologies for social change, or “Blockchange.” With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, we will seek to: Map Blockchange practices as it relates to providing trusted digital identity, including an assessment of enabling challenges and risks; Identify […]

The GovLab Releases Report Analyzing How Social Media Data Can Be Utilized For Public Good

BROOKLYN, New York – Today, The Governance Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering published a new report detailing how social media data and analytical expertise can solve pressing public problems. “The Potential of Social Media Intelligence to Improve People’s Lives: Social Media Data for Good,” developed with support from Facebook, Inc., also outlines […]

How are Italian Companies Embracing Open Data?

The GovLab and FBK Launch OD200 Italy, the First and Only Comprehensive Mapping of Open Data Use in Italy Are companies embracing the use of open government data? How, why and what data is being leveraged? To answer these questions, the GovLab started a project three years ago, Open Data 500, to map and assess — […]