Tag: data quality

by Lucy Chambers

This piece was co-written with Eric King, human rights and technology adviser at [Privacy International](https://www.privacyinternational.org/), and comes as Privacy International launches a new data release about companies selling surveillance technologies. Today, the global surveillance industry is estimated at around $5 billion a year. But which companies are selling? Which governments are buying? And why should […] more »

by Lucy Chambers

This article was co-written by Martin Keegan, project lead for Spending Stories. How public funds should be spent is often controversial. Information about how that money has already been spent should not be ambiguous at all. People arguing about the future will care about the present, and if data about past or present public spending […] more »

by Heather Ford

During the aftermath of the Chilean earthquake last year, the Ushahidi-Chile team received two reports — one through the platform, the other via Twitter — that indicated an English-speaking foreigner was trapped under a building in Santiago. “Please send help,” the report read. “i am buried under rubble in my home at Lautaro 1712 Estación […] more »