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The Summer of Open Data is a three-month project spearheaded by the Open Data Policy Lab (an initiative of The GovLab with support from Microsoft) in partnership with the Digital Trade & Data Governance Hub, Open Data Institute, the Open Data Charter, and BrightHive. Each week, we speak with data experts in local and regional governments, national statistical agencies, international bodies, and private companies to advance our understanding of how to establish a vision of open data focused on collaboration, responsibility, and purpose.

The Panel

Moderated by The GovLab’s Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer Stefaan Verhulst, the cross-cutting panel featured:

  • Barbara Ubaldi, Acting Head of Division and Head of Digital Government and Open Data…


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Panelists for the Location Tech Task Force’s “Vulnerable Publics: International Perspectives” Blue-Ribbon Panel: (L to R) Mark Bromley, Council for Global Equality; Steve Feldstein, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Mustafa Qadri, Equidem Research and Consulting; Vani Saraswathi, Migrant-Rights.org; Andrew Young, GovLab and Responsible Data for Children

The Location Tech Task Force is a project from the American Geographical Society, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation that seeks to understand the ethical implications of location technology used in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As part of this initiative, they have convened a series of Blue-Ribbon Panels featuring technology and data policy experts to discuss risks, benefits, and future considerations in the collection and use of mobile data.

The GovLab’s Knowledge Director Andrew Young recently participated in the Vulnerable Publics: International Perspectives Blue Ribbon Panel. His remarks centered on Responsible Data for Children (RD4C), an initiative created in partnership with UNICEF to advance the safe and ethical handling of data for and about children. …


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Panelists, clockwise from top left: Stefaan Verhulst, The Govlab; Paul Ko, LinkedIn; Denise Linn Reidl, City of South Bend, Indiana; Justine Hastings, Research Improving People’s Lives

By Mary Ann Badavi, Stefaan Verhulst, Andrew Young, and Andrew J. Zahuranec

The Summer of Open Data

The Summer of Open Data is a three-month project spearheaded by the Open Data Policy Lab (an initiative of The GovLab with support from Microsoft) in partnership with the Digital Trade & Data Governance Hub, Open Data Institute, the Open Data Charter, and BrightHive. Each week, we speak with data experts in local and regional governments, national statistical agencies, international bodies, and private companies to advance our understanding of how to establish a vision of open data focused on collaboration, responsibility, and purpose.

The Panel: Moderated by The GovLab’s Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer Stefaan Verhulst, the cross-cutting panel…

Mary Ann Badavi

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