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Open Data Round Up: 11/09/13

It’s been another busy week in the open data world – see below for a round up of some key articles and calls for participation in a number of exciting initiatives:

  • Lucy Chambers from the School of Data has written a really interesting piece on this year’s “School of Data Journalism” session at the 2013 International Festival of Journalism
  • Data.gov.uk have produced a list of unpublished UK Government datasets and are asking for interested parties to review the list and provide feedback on what data should be prioritised for publication
  • The Open Data Census is seeking volunteers from around the world to get involved with the latest census, due to be presented at the Open Government Partnership Summit in October
  • The Information Economy Council is asking for views on a number of aspects of the Information Economy sector in the UK including data use
  • Simon Whitehouse has written about the opportunities created by open data in criminal rehabilitation as part of the NESTA/ODI Open Data Challenge on Crime and Justice
  • Slightly off-topic but definitely of interest given the ongoing concerns about the privacy of personal data is a recent blog from the Information Commissioners Office looking at encryption and data security

Next week I’ll be at OKCon, the 2013 Open Knowledge Foundation Conference, in Geneva so look out for updates about the conference both on this blog and the Horizon twitter account. In the meantime why not check out the latest Horizon newsletter for more on our research activities.