[Advocacy Advisors] UK Parliament releases report on digital democracy

Rebecca Kahn bekka.kahn at wikimedia.org.uk
Mon Jan 26 16:28:47 UTC 2015

This is terrific.
Hansards alone would be a great win, they're an essential part of the open

On 26 January 2015 at 17:46, Stevie Benton <stevie.benton at wikimedia.org.uk>

> Hello everyone,
> The UK Parliament (the institution, as opposed to the government) released
> a report on digital democracy <http://www.digitaldemocracy.parliament.uk/>.
> There are a couple of recommendations that might have some implications for
> us and I think they are good news.
> Firstly, they want to make all parliamentary information (including
> broadcast footage) to be released openly by the end of 2016.
> Secondly, they want to make sure that all of Hansard
> <http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/> (the official
> verbatim report of the proceedings of both the House of Lords and the House
> of Commons) freely available online in formats suitable for re-use.
> I need to do a bit of digging to check on licensing but both of these
> things could be significant wins for us. I've put together a short blog
> post with some opinions on what this may mean for us -
> https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2015/01/report-from-the-speakers-commission-on-digital-democracy/
> Do let me know if you have any comments or questions.
> With regards,
> Stevie
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