This year’s Solomon Lecture presented by the Queensland Office of the Information Commissioner featured Professor Beth Simone Noveck on ‘Solving Public Problems with Data’. Professor Noveck’s lecture explores how traditionally, the right to know is rooted in the belief that members of the public should know what their government does in order to hold the government to account, lessen the risk of corruption and shine a light on wasteful and inefficient operations. Beth Simone Noveck discusses how a focus on public problem solving and improving people’s lives changes how we think about data. She discusses specific policy prescriptions for creating a right to know that fosters better government, stronger citizenship and more agile solutions to contemporary challenges. Watch the Solomon Lecture here.