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Using Open Government Data to predict sense of local community

Community-based approaches are widely employed in programmes that monitor and promote socioeconomic development. And building the “capacity” of a community — i.e. the ability...

Why does the Open Government Data agenda face such barriers?

Advocates of Open Government Data (OGD) - that is, data produced or commissioned by government or government-controlled entities that can be freely used, reused...

The “IPP2012: Big Data, Big Challenges” conference explores the new research frontiers opened up...

Recent years have seen an increasing buzz around how 'Big Data' can uncover patterns of human behaviour and help predict social trends. Most social...

Could Counterfactuals Explain Algorithmic Decisions Without Opening the Black Box?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has sparked much discussion about the “right to explanation” for the algorithm-supported decisions made about us in...

Open government policies are spreading across Europe — but what are the expected benefits?

Open government policies are spreading across Europe, challenging previous models of the public sector, and defining new forms of relationship between government, citizens, and...

How policy makers can extract meaningful public opinion data from social media to inform...

The role of social media in fostering the transparency of governments and strengthening the interaction between citizens and public administrations has been widely studied....

How and why is children’s digital data being harvested?

Everyone of a certain age remembers logging-on to a noisy dial-up modem and surfing the Web via AOL or AltaVista. Back then, the distinction...

Could data pay for global development? Introducing data financing for global good

"If data is the new oil, then why aren't we taxing it like we tax oil?" That was the essence of the provocative brief...

New Voluntary Code: Guidance for Sharing Data Between Organisations

Many organisations are coming up with their own internal policy and guidelines for data sharing. However, for data sharing between organisations to be straight...

Government “only” retaining online metadata still presents a privacy risk

Issues around data capture, retention and control are gaining significant attention in many Western countries -- including in the UK. In this piece originally posted on the...