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Announcing the Digital Impact World Tour

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Digital data offers a world of possibilities for civil society to achieve greater impact – data transforms how we operate, interact and serve constituents. At the same time, poorly-managed data can cause great harm. Civil society’s rising dependence on digital data and infrastructure has raised new ethical and governance challenges, generated a new set of regulatory actors, and made many …

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The DATA Act: A look ahead

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Whether they are providing disaster relief, pre-school education, or assistance to people with disabilities, nonprofits often partner with government – through grants, contracts and other payments – to address social concerns. Considering the close working relationship between government and nonprofits, it is surprising how little is known about the details of this partnership. This is where the Digital Accountability and …

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A model for statewide open data

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The CT Data Collaborative (CTData) is a public-private partnership between the state government and the nonprofit sector in Connecticut, created to advance effective planning and decision-making through the use of open and accessible data. CTData serves residents, nonprofits, policymakers, and funders in using and sharing data to drive policy, program, and service improvements. CTData provides public access to thousands of …

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Your guide to the key EU-US data-sharing pact

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  After days of negotiation, the US and European Union (EU) have reached an agreement, known as the “Privacy Shield,” to better protect and continue to allow the transfer of personal data between the US and EU countries. This new agreement also grants Europeans the ability to seek legal action if they feel their personal data is being misused in …

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Open Data Set to Reshape Charity and Activism in 2016

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  Across the world, countries are expanding their use and distribution of data for others to access. Last year, the EU, China, and Taiwan announced various accomplishments and goals for the use of open data by the civic groups, businesses, and governments who need to analyze it. Five of the world’s experts on open data shared their thoughts on what …

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Open Data Institute Summit 2015

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  The Open Data Institute Summit this year brought together over 700 data enthusiasts for this year’s theme of Generation Open: innovators and entrepreneurs, customers and citizens, students and parents who embrace network thinking. Over the course of the day, attendees explored the past, present and future of open data, with speakers including Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt, amongst other open data luminaries …

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Foundations and Transparency in the World of Open Data

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  Reports of yet another fraudulent celebrity foundation have hit the news recently,this time for former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle’s Jared Foundation. Fogle claimed the foundation, founded in 2004, would distribute $2 million in grants to schools and community organizations to help fight obesity, which Fogle overcame after losing 245 pounds from eating Subway subs. According to USA Today, the foundation has not issued a …

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Open Data Institute Summit 2015

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  We are very excited to announce that we are a media partner for the Open Data Institute‘s (ODI) Summit this year in London.     The Open Data Institute is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, and creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global …

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Open Data Can Ensure That Clean, Safe Water Flows to All

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  One way The Water Project, and other organisations in the water sector, aim to ensure reliable access to water over time is through ongoing monitoring. In order to realise their commitments and ambitions, significant investments have been made in technologies like mWater, a mobile-monitoring-system accessible from a smart phone, and other tools to make data collection from the field …

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Turning Government Data Into Better Public Service

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  ‘Turning Government Data Into Better Public Service’ was first published on Medium. The article outlines the release of the Digital Analytics Dashboard on March 19 by the US Digital Service.   The Dashboard allows the public to see how many users are on a Federal Government website, the devices on which they are accessing the site, as well as …