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Thursday, September 27 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Open Data Under Threat

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Faced with changing political winds and priorities, some open data initiatives around the world are stalling. Recent political events in the US and Europe have led to a loss of faith in government, while research on the sustainability of open data portals in Europe have highlighted issues with maintaining political support and funding.

At the same time, emerging markets – such as Mexico, Argentina, Ukraine and Philippines – are recognising open data as a tool for economic development and innovation. But these initiatives need to tread a fine line between openness and the protection of people’s privacy. 

A preeminent panel of leaders will share their predictions on the future of the open data movement, and debate and discuss practical recommendations for how the sector can reorganise and collaborate to achieve greater impact

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Alex Howard


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Paula Forteza

Member of Parliament, Assemblée Nationale
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Nnenna Nwakanma

Chief Web Advocate, World Wide Web Foundation
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Jeni Tennison

CEO, Open Data Institute

Thursday September 27, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03