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Data Dilemmas - how Open Policy Making can help us use data ethically

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Ever heard the term ‘data science’? Nearly 40% of the population have never heard about it, and over 20% have heard the term but don’t know what it means. But we’ve all probably experienced it in one way or another. So over the last 18 months, GDS has been working to develop an ethical framework for the use of data science in government so that people feel confident to innovate with and use data.

Graphic design and policy making

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For the last three years I have spent my time cycling in between Policy Lab in Westminster, the Government Digital Service in Holborn and London College of Communication in Elephant and Castle. I had decided that after 10 years in a fairly traditional civil service career path I wanted to do something more ‘creative’ and decided to do a part time Masters in Graphic Design.

Cards toolkit to help generate ideas and develop your policy project in an agile way

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Since its birth in the mid-90s, agile methodology has become the star of the software development and project management world. lists 43 different agile courses available, 3M post-it notes sales are around £1 billion per year and ‘scrums’, ‘burn-downs’ …