Huge step to protect FOI requesters on the threshold of becoming law in California. SB 518 would abolish the abusive litigation tactic of offering requesters a "settlement," under threat that refusal will mean paying the agency's legal fees. https://t.co/tkzabxXrFh
How to get people to get comfortable sharing civically essential data? McGuinness: People are okay sharing if we take time to explain the payoff in delivering public services; “we have to do better about saying how bad the data is in the first place.“ #D4GX
#D4GX NYC’s Kelly Jin: “Government is the ultimate scaler. Some of our best ideas, actually, come from on-the-ground, front-line bureaucrats ... there is a ton of information being collected that they themselves may not have access to.”
UNO’s Michelle Thompson leads #D4GX discussion about “democratizing data” and how a community “data-thon” helped identify community needs and opportunities; data is helping New Orleans customize development policy.