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Hamburg’s Transparency Law to open government more than ever

The Beatles played their first concert in Hamburg. Hamburg’s harbour is one of Europe’s largest. Now Hamburg, one of Germany’s 16 federal states, also has one of the world’s best transparency laws. Passed in mid-June, the new law sets a precedent that might resonate in the worldwide open government community. The new 10-page Hamburg Transparency […]

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Pirates of Berlin: a global trend for more transparency?

Christian Humborg ponders the unexpected success of a new political party  in the Berlin state elections last weekend on a platform of internet freedom and transparency, under the unorthodox name of “Pirate Party” The global internet community has been looking with keen interest to Berlin this week, and not just because it is hosting Social […]

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