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2016 has been an eventful year by any measure — including the evolution of web policy around the world. There have been crucial wins, like the defeat of Nigeria’s oppressive Social MediaRead more

Today, the Court of Justice of the EU has delivered a Judgment that could force the UK Government to re-write the controversial Investigatory Powers Act (IP Act) – more popularly known asRead more

This post originally appeared on our Open Data Labs website   How Indonesian civil society used open data to shift mining policy At the Jakarta Lab, we’re lucky to find many reasons toRead more

We’re announcing today that Anne Jellema will move on from the Web Foundation by mid-2017 after five years as CEO. We are now starting a search process to identify Anne’s successor, which weRead more

Opening up government data to fight corruption has been a stated aim for many Open Government Partnership members. When data is open by default information is easier to work with, investigate,Read more

Join us at the OGP Summit on December 8th at 13:45-15:05 where we will be hosting a workshop on: Women’s Rights Online and Access to Information: Why Gender Equality Matters for Open GovernmentRead more

Five years on from the founding of the Open Government Partnership, how are the original OGP members faring on the implementation of open data? The answer is mixed. Since its inception, the OpenRead more

We’re in Paris this week for the Open Government Partnership Summit, bringing together governments and civil society organisations to promote transparency and accountability, to improveRead more

Open Data, accessed through a free and open Web, holds transformative potential for society. It provides a digital tool for citizens to play an active role in government – whether throughRead more