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Who Owns our Companies: Why Privacy isn’t Always in the Public Interest

At the opening ceremony of the OGP Summit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau highlighted some of the challenges involved in regulating social media giants like Facebook and Google.  Scandals from Cambridge Analytica and beyond have raised genuine concerns around privacy…

Glasgow Royal Infirmary, designed by Robert and James Adam, Glasgow, Scotland

Trust, Privacy, and Openness in UK Health Reform

Lessons from Reformers: The National Health Service (NHS) remains an immensely popular part of the public welfare system in the UK, but most citizens also agree that it could be more effective and efficient.

ORANGEMEN PARADE TO THE SECURITY BARRIER AT DRUMCREE CHURCH.

Citizen Involvement in Parades in Northern Ireland

Lessons from Reformers: In Northern Ireland, parades, processions, carnivals, and commemorations are core to cultural, political, and religious traditions, but they have been marred by– and are sometimes the impetus for– sectarian violence.

Europe and Open Government – A Powerful Opportunity

The European election of 2019 is said to be a watershed moment that will ask voters to choose between more or less Europe, between inclusion and diversity or exclusion and nationalism, and between societies that are more open or more…

A Spotlight on Results: Two New Publications Highlight Bold Reforms in OGP

With nearly 50 OGP members developing new action plans in 2019, we want to introduce new editions of our flagship publications to kick off the new year. These new reports highlight some of the biggest and boldest commitments among the…