The FOI anonymiser                                       2nd Anoniversary by Anonymous9000 on FSaturday, 19 March 2011
What’s this for?                           This is a presentation for a pitch session                          from the wo...
Whistle blowing?                                        ElectronicFrontierFoundation on Flickr                            ...
Rules for FOI                    • must be a named person                    • can’t be anonymous                    • BUT...
The traditional methods                           info@lancaster.gov.ukSaturday, 19 March 2011
Public FOI requests                           has the advantage of making FOI                            requests public a...
The problem council worker wants to whistle blow (but not really....)Saturday, 19 March 2011
FOI exchange                    • log onto What Do They Know                    • I want to make anonymous FOI request    ...
suggest an                                                            FOI                                   Person C can v...
Rewards for playing                    • Person B gets points for making Person A’s                          request      ...
unresolved questions                    • is there a dispute about ‘real question from                          a real per...
What do we need to                           make this happen?                    • Two days coding - Ruby on Rails       ...
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  1. 1. The FOI anonymiser 2nd Anoniversary by Anonymous9000 on FSaturday, 19 March 2011
  2. 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. 3. Whistle blowing? ElectronicFrontierFoundation on Flickr Can be career damagingSaturday, 19 March 2011
  4. 4. Rules for FOI • must be a named person • can’t be anonymous • BUT an email address is enough....Saturday, 19 March 2011
  5. 5. The traditional methods info@lancaster.gov.ukSaturday, 19 March 2011
  6. 6. Public FOI requests has the advantage of making FOI requests public and shareableSaturday, 19 March 2011
  7. 7. The problem council worker wants to whistle blow (but not really....)Saturday, 19 March 2011
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
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