Points of View 10th July 2015

New Discussion Paper: “Democratising the Data Revolution” | Open Knowledge

by Tim Hughes

Tim is coordinator of the UK Open Government Network.

Open Knowledge have published a discussion paper on democratic engagement with data:

“What will the “data revolution” do? What will it be about? What will it count? What kinds of risks and harms might it bring? Whom and what will it serve? And who will get to decide?

Today we are launching a new discussion paper on “Democratising the Data Revolution”, which is intended to advance thinking and action around civil society engagement with the data revolution. It looks beyond the disclosure of existing information, towards more ambitious and substantive forms of democratic engagement with data infrastructures.

It concludes with a series of questions about what practical steps institutions and civil society organisations might take to change what is measured and how, and how these measurements are put to work.”

Read the discussion paper >>

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