Constitution Making in the Open? Transparency in the Icelandic Experiment
The Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University organized a conference on the Right to Information & Technology in partnership with the Data and Democracy Initiative of Berkeley from March 11-12, 2013 at Stanford University. The conference convened both practitioners and academics to discuss their work in the area and to examine the theoretical and practical implications of right to information, transparency and digital democracy.
Lying at the intersection of social science, computer science, and engineering, the Program on Liberation Technology seeks to understand how information technology can be used to defend human rights, improve governance, empower the poor, promote economic development, and pursue a variety of other social goods.The Program examines technical, legal, political, and social obstacles to the wider and more effective use of these technologies, and considers how these obstacles can be overcome. And it will try to evaluate which technologies and applications are having the greatest success, how those successes can be replicated, and how less successful technologies and applications can be improved to deliver real economic, social, and political benefit.