This post was written by Khairil Yusof and originally appeared on the Sinar Project blog here.  The Malaysian government may not make some data easily available, but it can still be found and extracted from parliamentary proceedings. In constrained environments …

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This post was written by Myfanwy Nixon and originally appeared on mySociety’s blog.    If you need data on the people who make up your parliament, another country’s parliament, or indeed all parliaments, you may be in luck. Every Politician, …

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We are pleased to announce that the second annual Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW) will run from September 7-15, 2015. GLOW is being organized by members of the Open Government Partnership’s Legislative Openness Working Group, which is co-chaired by the …

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The Czech parliament has been measured as one of the most open parliaments in Eastern Europe (for example here and here) and among few that proactively publish raw data. Recently, the IT Department of the parliament released several new datasets. …

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We are committed to being the most transparent Government in the world. To deliver that goal we are opening up government to citizens by making it easier to access information and increase the volume available, with a record 20,000 datasets …

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 Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the announcement by the Prime Minister at the G7 Summit that all UK-funded clinical trials will be made openly available, what steps he is taking …

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The RSS is planning a number of activities to commemorate World Statistics Day (WSD) — which is coming up on 20 October 2015 – and is encouraging members to get involved by running their own events. The RSS will be marking …

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Stephen McPartland Conservative, Stevenage To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that technology and knowledge generated through UK universities and research institutions using public funding is open access. …

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This post originally appeared on NDI’s DemocracyWorks blog. The Third International Open Data Conference in Ottawa last week brought together more than 1,000 open data advocates from a diverse array of countries and professional backgrounds to discuss open government and …

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My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Minister for Intellectual Property (Baroness Neville-Rolfe) will today make the following statement. The European Competitiveness Council will take place on Monday 2nd March and Tuesday 3rd …

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