• Open Data Institute explores diverse range of data governance structures

    The Open Data Institute (ODI) is continuing to explore how best to increase access to datasets to a wider variety of stakeholders, given that a one-size-fits-all approach to governance rarely works.

    Founded in 2012 by Oxford academic Nigel Shadbolt, and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, the ODI aims to help enterprises and governments build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem so that information can be used to produce better outcomes for society.

    The aim of data institutions, which the ODI began work on in late 2018, is to create a system of data pooling between organisations – from government

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  • Congressman offered Julian Assange a ‘win-win’ deal that would help President Trump

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was offered a “win-win” deal that would allow him “to get on with his life” and benefit US President Donald Trump, a court heard today.

    US congressman Dana Rohrabacher proposed the deal at a meeting with Assange and his lawyer at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2017, according to a witness statement read out in court.

    New details of the proposed presidential pardon emerged during the ninth day of an extradition hearing against Assange in the Old Bailey court.

    The meeting took place after the US special counsel Robert Mueller had begun an investigation into

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