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20 JUNE 2015

OpenLabel: how data could define the future of advocacy

"OpenLabel, a platform that works as something of a halfway point between Wikipedia and Yelp, offers up crowdsourced information about a product from a wide number of sources, including other users. But rather than just keeping that information stored online, it makes it easily accessible in app form through a barcode reader.

And beyond that—here's the point where your ears should perk up—it also pulls in publicly accessible data from nonprofits, so if you're not sure whether a box of cereal uses genetically modified corn, for example, it'll let you know. ...

In a way, it creates an opportunity for consumers to keep their personal preferences in mind when looking for stuff at a store. If, for example, you find the use of animal testing questionable, you can follow the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics' Leaping Bunny Program. If you're concerned about product recalls, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a place on the platform. If fair labor practices matter to you, Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign is there. And so on.

Much like personalized news apps have allowed users to tailor content to their own needs, OpenLabel basically lets users create their own boycotts. That's power."

(Ernie Smith, 17 February 2015, Associations Now)




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Simon Perkins
27 MAY 2013

Open Knowledge Conference, Geneva 17th-18th September 2013

"In the last few years we've seen government open data initiatives grow from a handful to hundreds, and we've seen open data become important in areas such as research, culture and international development. This event will explore how open data is not only expanding geographically but also touching new sectors and new areas. How should governments and international institutions such as the UN react to these changes? How should business take advantage of new opportunities and contribute to the open data economy? How do citizens and civil society organizations turn data into accountability and into change?"



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