Internet governance and Open Government Data initiatives

12 November 2015 - A Workshop on Other in João Pessoa, Brazil


The workshop will explore the relationship between access to the internet, and the development of web-based Open Government Data initiatives. As the number of OGD data initiatives increases worldwide, including in countries where open governance is not common, the internet governance issues surrounding such release of data have yet to be thoroughly investigated. The workshop will focus on some of the issues that have arisen with the advent of Open Data Initiative, particularly in the African Sub-region with Ghana as the use case. This will be done with a view to helping to bring focus to internet governance issues, such as access, the data divide and privacy. We will also examine the need for global ethical standards that can govern the responsible release and use of such data globally within an internet governance framework. In this present days, Open Government issues are been discussed outside internet governance domain. We will examine perspectives from multiple internet governance stakeholders about determination of what data is released and how it is used. This will be done to stimulate discussion about the issues by looking at the number of culturally influenced views on the issue of internet governance and open data initiatives.

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