Fixing Streets, Answering Questions and Holding Power to Account with Open Data

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Fixing Streets, answering questions and holding power to account with open data by Tom Steinberg, Founder and Director, mySociety

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    1. 1. mySocietyhello@mysociety.org<br />Fixing streets, answering questions and holding power to account with Open Data<br />
    2. 2. FixMyStreet.com<br />Nationwide tool to make it easy to report potholes, broken street lights etc<br />175,000+ reports to date<br />50% fix rate<br />Makes everything public<br />Open source and copied in many countries<br />
    3. 3. TheyWorkForYou / Mzalendo<br />Political transparency based on clear data on basic democratic facts:<br />How did they vote?<br />What did they say?<br />Did they ever show up?<br />About 2m visitors a year<br />Mzalendo is Kenyan version, in progress<br />
    4. 4. Alaveteli<br />Makes it ultra-easy to make FOIA requests to 3000 UK public bodies<br />Better still, it archives all requests and responses, publicly and automatically<br />Over 1m visitors/year<br />Easy to import to new countries<br />

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