The Social Impact of Open Data

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
610A
Washington
DC
20005

This event is hosted by the Center for Data Innovation. To learn more or watch the webcast, visit the event page.

Government agencies collect a vast amount of data that has the potential to usher in large-scale social benefits, but these agencies must ensure that their data is not locked up. By making their data freely available without restrictions, government agencies can enable individuals and private organizations to leverage public data—including weather information, maps, legal filings, financial statements, health indicators, and education metrics—to make the world a better place. This includes efforts to build sustainable communities, coordinate disaster response, improve health and educational outcomes, reduce crime and recidivism, and strengthen accountability in the public and private sector. Already, a wide variety of organizations and individuals have driven social change using government data that has been made available for reuse.

Join the Center for Data Innovation and the Sunlight Foundation for a panel discussion highlighting the impact of open data across education, health care, international development, and other fields.

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