The public information patrimony is a wealth of data from which to extrapolate valuable knowledge regarding significant processes of the country and public interest issues. The data knowable model, based on the paradigm of freedom of information, implies not only that the data is accessible, but also that it is considered as common, freely reusable public resources that could be implemented by third parties.

The latest strategies and anti-corruption policies in the public sector leverage on transparency and free data reuse as effective tools to prevent and fight corruption phenomena. In this session, we will address aspects, tools and legal possibilities under the existing system and will examine civic monitoring projects based on open data.

How can we profitably use the public information patrimony?

What tools and opportunities does the system provide for open data?

How has public data been used for civic projects, news stories and investigations?

These are some of the questions for which we will try to give answers.

Organised in association with the Chairs of "Legal Informatics", "Advanced Legal Informatics" and Specialization Courses in "Digital Investigations" and "Data Protection" of the University of Milan (Prof. Giovanni Ziccardi - Prof. Pierluigi Perri).