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Data Privacy, Big Data in Education, Modernisation of Open Data & Aid Data #DataDigest

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Is the use of data for development a conflict resource? Read views on data privacy and possible solutions this wek. There is also interesting insight into new ways of engaging in the open data world, an example of the use of big data tools in education and opinions on the applicability of US International Aid data releases to the African development needs.

 

Data Privacy

Open Data in Offline Communities, Next.Data.Gov, ‘midata’ Innovation Lab, Global Partnership on Development Data and more...

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In this week's data digest read about the ways that open data is being taken to offline communities, the introduction of Next.Data.Gov in the US and the UK government's ‘midata’ Innovation Lab. There is also news on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Post-2015 Development Agenda's call for a ‘data revolution’ and discussion of the opportunities and challenges in using big data to understand Africa's informal economies.

Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies #DataDigest

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This week have a look at the just completed Open Data for Africa platform and learn more about the brewing open data revolution in the MENA region. There is some great insight into the need for the Open Data movement to be more inclusive as well as explanations of why big data gathering should be more strategic.

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Open Data in Developing Countries, OGP Pre-Conference and Civic Data Challenge #DataDigest

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A review of Open Data initiatives in Developing Countries is provided as well as some insight into how chiefs’ centres, religious institutions and the media including radio are key to getting information to citizens.  The Open Government Partnership is inviting civil society organisations to a Pre Conference event and you organisations are encouraged to get involved in the 2013 Civic Data Challenge

Open Data Directory, Barriers to Open Government Data and a Distributed Data Supply Chain

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This week's data digest features plans for an Open Data Directory and attempts to understand barriers to open government data. Some great examples of how open data is transforming journalism are also featured and thoughts on the need to build a distributed data supply chain is expressed.

Global Open Data Initiative, OpenData Latinoamérica, Big Data for Disaster Response and more...

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This week check out the launch of the new Global Open Data Initiative, the pursuit for the release and use of open data in Latin America and thoughts on open data and democracy in Africa. A list of wrong assumptions about the use of big data for humanitarian relief is pointed out and you can have a look at some of the big data presentations at the recent Personal Democracy Forum held in New York.

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