Big data

Report

Reconfiguring the public benefit for a digital trade economy
13 Aug 2018

This paper explores the fundamental questions facing the copyright system in the new industrial and digital era. It considers a broad range of issues including the evolving concept of authorship, originality, exhaustion issues, and the fair use or fair dealing doctrine in the new global...

Discussion paper

1 Aug 2018

Values and ethics are not esoteric, relative or fuzzy: they’re practical, accessible and essential. Technologies embody the ethical frameworks and the values of the societies that create them, and as they continue to inform the administrative foundation of governments, shape societies, and affect the health...

Report

23 Jul 2018

Cities are becoming a major focal point in the personal data economy. In city governments, there is a clamour for data-informed approaches to everything from waste management and public transport through to policing and emergency response. This report is about why and how city governments...

Blog post

13 Jul 2018

When we talk about the government data that needs to be protected for national security reasons, classified information—related to defence and intelligence services—often takes precedence. But what about the protection of unclassified, open-source government data?

Discussion paper

4 Jul 2018

The Australian government recognises that the data it holds is a strategic national resource that holds considerable value for growing the economy, improving service delivery and transforming policy outcomes for all Australians. This paper outlines key concepts and principles which may guide development of the...

Report

28 Jun 2018

This report argues that democratic governments must become more proactive in countering the CCP’s extension of social credit. This includes planning ahead and moving beyond reactive reciprocal responses.

Report

22 Jun 2018

This paper examines Chinese state policy on big data industries and analyses the laws and regulations on data collection that companies in China are required to comply with.

Conference paper

31 May 2018

‘Fake news’ is now embedded as an everyday term in the media. This has significant consequences for educational curricula. In this paper, we explore the broader context of the misrepresentation of data and the critical thinking and discernment skills necessary to detect it. Increasing ubiquity...

Journal article

4 May 2018

The difference between actual and calculated energy is called the ‘energy-performance gap’. Possible explanations for this gap are construction mistakes, improper adjusting of equipment, excessive simplification in simulation models and occupant behaviour. Many researchers and governmental institutions think the occupant is the main cause of...

Discussion paper

2 May 2018

This paper is the first from the Regulating Automated Legal Advice Technologies (RALAT) project supported by the University of Melbourne’s Networked Society Institute.

The project focuses on a cutting-edge development in legal technology: the automation of legal advice. It seeks to understand the practice...

Report

1 May 2018

This final report of the four part series examines the sourcing and scaling choices made by the four research universities regarding their acquisition of Research Data Management (RDM) capacity.

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Operational Protocol V1
27 Apr 2018

The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data over many years from one million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health.

Unlike research studies that are focused on...

Report

How network thinking can help us record, find and use what we need
18 Apr 2018

This report sets out how the public sector could benefit from a federated, data-driven approach - one that provides greater power to its leaders, benefits its participants and users, and improves performance through better use of, and structured access to, data.

Report

18 Apr 2018

Algorithmic decision-making is becoming more common every day. Increasingly, important decisions that affect people’s lives are governed by datasets that are too big for an individual to process.

Report

29 Mar 2018

This report highlights both the potential benefits of being able to use data at a truly pan-London scale, but also the many barriers that stand in the way of realising that vision, and what it would take to overcome them.

Journal article

16 Mar 2018

With the shift in administrations from Obama to Trump, the climate of open government data in the United States has shifted as well.

Report

1 Mar 2018

This manual provides a wide variety of best practices on energy efficiency policy making using different sources of data. City officials, policy advisors, energy efficiency program administrators, data analysts and other stakeholders will find specific information on 5 major topics.

Journal article

28 Feb 2018

This article considers how copyright law applied in the analogue era to regulate the production and dissemination of geographic information, the effects of new technologies and digitisation on how law applies to geospatial data and associated products and systems, and whether either a database right...

Report

26 Feb 2018

This report examines the potential for biased and discriminatory outcomes in the emerging field of “precision medicine.”

Journal article

22 Feb 2018

Data-driven decision systems are taking over. No institution in society seems immune from the enthusiasm that automated decision-making generates, including—and perhaps especially—the police. Police departments are increasingly deploying data mining techniques to predict, prevent and investigate crime.

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