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A presentation for the 'pitch session' following the workshops at local by social NW

A presentation for the 'pitch session' following the workshops at local by social NW

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  • 1. The FOI anonymiser 2nd Anoniversary by Anonymous9000 on FSaturday, 19 March 2011
  • 2. What’s this for? This is a presentation for a pitch session from the workshops at the Local by Social North West edition - 18 March 2011. worked on by @ingridk and @rickseymour Find out more at http://localbysocial.netSaturday, 19 March 2011
  • 3. Whistle blowing? ElectronicFrontierFoundation on Flickr Can be career damagingSaturday, 19 March 2011
  • 4. Rules for FOI • must be a named person • can’t be anonymous • BUT an email address is enough....Saturday, 19 March 2011
  • 5. The traditional methods, 19 March 2011
  • 6. Public FOI requests has the advantage of making FOI requests public and shareableSaturday, 19 March 2011
  • 7. The problem council worker wants to whistle blow (but not really....)Saturday, 19 March 2011
  • 8. FOI exchange • log onto What Do They Know • I want to make anonymous FOI request • another person see the ‘request for a request’ • Person B - takes ownership and makes request • Person A can view and follow request • This IS a legally compliant request!Saturday, 19 March 2011
  • 9. suggest an FOI Person C can vote on A C interesting suggestions or follow FOIs Person A works inside an organisation - and wants information exposed. A submits a suggested FOI to the What Do They FOI exchanger exchange Know? make an FOI Person B visits the FOI Person B gets ‘points’ exchange, perhaps to for making the FOI, make their own which means his/her suggestion and sees A’s request is given a little request. Thinks it’s interesting and makes an B extra prominence in the exchange FOI request via WDTKSaturday, 19 March 2011
  • 10. Rewards for playing • Person B gets points for making Person A’s request • Person B’s questions get higher up the scale • others can vote on questions to be askedSaturday, 19 March 2011
  • 11. unresolved questions • is there a dispute about ‘real question from a real person’ • maintaining anonymity • giving prominence and promotion to juicy questions.Saturday, 19 March 2011
  • 12. What do we need to make this happen? • Two days coding - Ruby on Rails • A little bit more design UI/UX • MySociety adoption? • A bit of push...Saturday, 19 March 2011