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4th International Open Data Conference
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Friday, October 7 • 11:00 - 12:00
Main Session - Breaking the Power of Closed

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The most important revelations about matters that affect our lives in recent years have happened due to people who had the chance to reveal wrongdoing did so.

Snowden’s Global Surveillance revelations, Wikileaks’ United States diplomatic cables leak and, most recently, ICIJ’s Panama Papers have been made possible thanks to people risking their lives to let the public know and an increasing group of investigative and data journalists translating dry and boring data and information into stories the public can more easily understand.

The Panama Papers leak alone, allegedly largest in history, exposed 11.5 million financial and legal records, way more than the great majority of open data portals combined.

In these scenarios where secrecy is the rule, can we really expect openness to have an impact? When? How?

If so, what is the kind of information and data we should really fight for to make open?

This session will bring panelists who have worked in some of the most known leaks as well as a whistleblower who made one possible himself (Swiss leaks) to discuss how openness can break the power of closed… if at all...

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Martin Tisne

Director of Policy, Omidyar Network Ltd. UK / Royaume-Uni
Biography: As an investment partner at Omidyar Network, Martin brings extensive experience advocating for change in government and donor policies and driving sector-level change in the field of government transparency and accountability. Based in London, Martin leads policy, advocacy... Read More →

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Mar Cabra

Head of Data and research Unit, ICIJ
Biography: Mar Cabra is the head of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' Data & Research Unit, which produces the organization's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She has been an ICIJ staff member since 2011, and is also a member of the network. Mar fell in love with data while being a Fulbright... Read More →

Hervé Falciani


Javier Moreno

Head of Data and research Unit, Leading European Newspaper Alliance

Friday October 7, 2016 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
Main assembly room