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Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
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Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams
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Open Data and Policy/Rebecca Williams

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Rebecca Williams of the Sunlight Foundation reviews Open Data policy in the US at Open Data NJ on May 15, 2014.

Rebecca Williams of the Sunlight Foundation reviews Open Data policy in the US at Open Data NJ on May 15, 2014.

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  • 1. Open Data and Policy: Today and Tomorrow Rebecca Williams Municipal Policy Analyst @internetrebecca #OpenDataNJ 2014
  • 2. Policy Technology Reporting Making & using open government data since 2006
  • 3. Past: Reactive open government data … (eventually) leads to Impact
  • 4. http://openstates.org ●Data sourced from all 50 state legislatures; DC, Puerto Rico ●Search state bills, legislators, votes ●Access and reuse the data with an open API ●5 yrs total to make Opening government data: an example
  • 5. http://openstates.org Made with the API:
  • 6. http://openstates.org/reportcard NJ got a “B” in the Open States report card
  • 7. http://scout.sunlightfoundation.com Iterative tools reusing open data:
  • 8. http://scout.sunlightfoundation.com Tracking new open data laws w/ open data
  • 9. http://sunlightfoundation.com/policy/opendatamap 2006-2014; 30+ general open data policies, 7 this year
  • 10. Open Data Policies a taxonomy Varying Legal Authority Varying Scopes & Goals Legislation Beefed up Right-to-know laws; #OpenFOIL Executive Orders General Administrative Memos Specific: tax, law, GIS, budget data; webcasting IT ad hoc internal policies Open gov plans Terms of Use Open source plans
  • 11. http://sunlightfoundation.com/opendataguidelines A plug for: strong, thoughtful open data policies
  • 12. Future: Proactive open government data … leads to (more) Impact (faster)
  • 13. Impacts of proactive open data • Engagement • Civic Legibility • Public Safety • Cost Savings
  • 14. Open data can change policy.
  • 15. Open data can really change policy.
  • 16. Policy Technology Reporting Making & using open government data since 2006
  • 17. www.sunlightfoundation.com/policy/local rwilliams@sunlightfoundation.com

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