36th International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners: Recap & Reflections

By Mila Romanoff Oct 23, 2014
There is a wealth of data, or digital traces, being generated by people as they go about their daily lives in the 21st century - posting online, commenting on articles, making transactions, using...
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“Data For Better Public Services” Seminar & Hackathon hosted by Pulse Lab Jakarta

By Lody Andrian Oct 13, 2014
On 26-27 September 2014, Pulse Lab Jakarta held a seminar and Hackathon on “Data For Better Public Services,” in the city of Bandung, Indonesia.  This two-day event brought...

Big Data Climate Challenge Winners show the UN how data can drive climate action

By Sara Cornish Oct 9, 2014
The Big Data Climate Challenge culminated during Climate Week in New York City, when representatives from the two winning projects attended the UN Climate Summit on 23 September, and gave several in-...

Using big data to take the pulse on climate change

By Sara Cornish Sep 18, 2014
Global Pulse is pleased to launch a new interactive social media monitoring dashboard for exploring online conversations about climate change. This platform was developed in support of the UN Climate...

Mapping the Next Frontier of Open Data: Corporate Data Sharing

By Guest post by Stefaan Verhulst Sep 17, 2014
This guest blogpost is a follow-up to the recently hosted Responsible Data Forum on Private Sector Data Sharing, and feeds into our ongoing efforts to conceptualize "data philanthropy" as a...

Big Data Climate Challenge Winners Announced

By Sara Cornish Sep 2, 2014
The winners of the Big Data Climate Challenge have been announced as part of the buildup to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23 September at UN Headquarters in New York....

Independent Expert Advisory Group formed to advise UN Secretary-General on ‘Data Revolution’

By Global Pulse Sep 1, 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last week announced the establishment of an Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. The Group will advise the...