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by Matt Manning Our society’s move to digital has given rise to enormous uncertainty in legal quarters. Specifically, the ownership of information has never been more unclear at a time when we’re inundated with ever-increasing volumes of data. We got ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on June 30, 2015

At IEI, we’re intimately familiar with the “demand side” of public information. It’s rare, though, that we get a glimpse of the issues facing public sector managers on the front lines of supplying that information. That’s just what we got ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on May 4, 2015

The open data movement is a juggernaut. In the years since the Freedom of Information Act, citizens have come to expect access to public information of all kinds in the easiest, fastest possible way. At first, federal government agencies struggled ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on April 8, 2015

by Matt Manning A recent article in the SF Chronicle gave a vivid, very visual, demonstration of the power access to “public” data can have in municipal policy debates. The story covered companies that match buyers and sellers of services ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on October 23, 2014

by Shyamali Ghosh Most open data — data that’s free to use, reuse, and redistribute — is public information that governments publish as a key part of “transparency” initiatives. It can be a boon to information services already skilled in ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on December 30, 2013

The explosion of data-driven reporting, recent data privacy legislation, and the unfortunate loss of one of the Internet’s leading lights have brought the definition of “public” data back to the forefront of discussions about the information industry. At this late ... Read more

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posted by Shyamali Ghosh on January 21, 2013