In this week's data digest read and listen to examples of data being used for social benefit in the developing 'big data global ecosystem' and find data resources for NGOs. Also featured is the need for NGOs to disclose how they utilise private data to maintain trust. Some advice is given on ways to help increase the use of open data by citizens and context is found to be key when analysing big data and making decisions based on it.
Would you give away personal data for social benefit? Read views on this, but also on the potential for open and big data to lie. Also featured is an update on the Reporting Commitment by a group of the largest foundations in the US and the launch of the European Commission's open data portal.
In this week's data round up there is some great insight on how mobile, cloud and big data strategies must connect. Find out what could be one of big data's blind spots as well as gain insight on how nonprofits can provide open data to increase impact and promote transparency. Also featured is some useful information on the latest data visualisation trends from a recent visual.ly meetup!
This week features some telling views on the use of big data for development as well as some perspective how how the social sector can better use data for social benefit. Also highlighted are controversial views on the future need for data scientists and Nominet Trust's Data Unity visualisation project is announced.
This week's data digest features discussions around arguments for making US nonprofit Form 990 data, open data, a workbook to help nonprofits create data driven strategies as well as some insight on open data business models. Also discussed is the importance of 'long data' while Bill Gates highlights the need for better impact measurement to solve global problems.
This week features news on the anticipated .ngo domain, some interesting examples of how open government data is being reused and some discussion on whether big data analytics spells the beginning of the end for the social science theorist.
This week features a lot of news about data for social benefit, as data starts taking centre stage in philanthropic efforts. Also of interest was a review of data trends for this 2013 and beyond based a report done by Gartner, which notes that on-the-go big data accessed via mobile and tablets and real-time analytics will increase.
I've summarise 5 diverse data related news items making headlines this past week! Read about U.S. Open government plans and recent European Parliament data privacy reviews. Also featured is a report on how nonprofits use data and views on the use of big data for resilient disaster response.
Today data and technology services have become intertwined! At TechSoup I have been doing research on current data related projects, initiatives, reports and news as we work to help familiarise and support the not-for-profit sector in the increasingly data driven world. I'll be blogging about my top 5 posts, articles, or reports starting today so look out for a new post each week!
Facilitated by the knowledgeable and engaging Wendy Grossman and Javier Ruiz, the NetSquared London Meetup on Data Privacy surfaced some important, useful and informative discussion. One thing that was made clear is that there is a lot that the average person and nonprofit is unaware of on this issue. There is also a lot that those who are familiar with the issues (including those involved in the use of data for good) are struggling to address. Data privacy goes beyond the big players to middlemen, and beyond the lone hacker to organised crime. It is being driven by commercialism and government interests and laws are failing to keep up. We discussed the importance of identifying your threat threshold as each person and organisation depending on their activities, interests and level of obscurity may require a different approach to data privacy.