On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") of the European Union (EU) entered into force and propelled various Latin American countries to reform and update their local data protection regimes. Brazil, for instance, put together a comprehensive data protection regulation mirroring EU laws despite not having a previous regulation in … [Read more...] about Data privacy reform gains momentum in Latin America
Abierto al Público interviewed Carlos Iglesias, the senior research manager for Open Data at the World Wide Web Foundation. The WWWF produces the Open Data Barometer, a leading source of analysis on the status of open data around the world. We asked him about this year´s new edition to get some insights related to Latin America and leadership in open data. What’s new in this … [Read more...] about How do open data leaders stack up? A look at the Open Data Barometer, Leaders Edition
Earlier this year, the global campaign for aid transparency “Publish What you Fund” released the 2018 Aid Transparency Index. The report compares 45 major international donors in relation to how they provided the public with information about their work in the past year across 36 indicators in 5 areas: organizational planning and commitments, finance and budgets, project … [Read more...] about How can development organizations improve their open data for aid transparency?
Leer blogpost en español By Tomás Serebrisky, Ancor Suárez-Alemán, Cinthya Pastor and Andreas Wohlhueter from the Infrastructure and Energy Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank Recent data from INFRALATAM (2017) – the open data portal about economic infrastructure investment in the region, developed by the IDB, the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), and the … [Read more...] about More or better investment? What data tells us on how to close the infrastructure gap in Latin America and the Caribbean
Leer blogpost en español By Stefaan G. Verhulst and Andrew Young from The GovLab [message_box title="" color="blue"] This is part two of a two-part series on the impacts of open data in developing economies, including Latin American and Caribbean nations. Part one is available here. [/message_box] As we mentioned on the previous post, The GovLab report … [Read more...] about Open Data in Developing Economies: How Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are Embracing a New Asset for Development