Perhaps we should include other people and autonomous things along with orgs.
Even When Police Do Wear Cameras, Don’t Count on Seeing the Footage – CityLab. A review of San Diego’s policy governing shoulder-cam disclosure.
…the department claims the footage, which is captured by devices financed by city taxpayers and worn by officers on the public payroll, aren’t public records. Our newsroom’s request for footage from the shootings under the California Public Records Act was denied.
Once footage becomes part of an investigation, the department says it doesn’t have to release them. SDPD also said during the pilot phase of the camera program that it doesn’t even have to release footage from the cameras after an investigation wraps.
ICANNs WHOIS working group published their report on new designs and rules for the Internet’s domain directory. They left out a dissenting analysis by their own member from the privacy community. Note to self: include dissenting opinions in private reports. Link goes to the dissent.
Publishing #OpenData isn’t enough; it must come with enough explanation and context to be useful and understandable. “My concern is that over-information the new way of hiding information.” “The best way to combat disinformation is to demand context for all data, the “fact-checking journalism” promoted by sites like Gapminder or Open Knowledge. Visualizing.org strives to make sense of issues through data and design with a collection site where designers and all sorts of organizations can upload and share open data sets.”
With the amount of data we are generating, we should be thinking about information overload. What will it look like when we have 50 billion devices connected to the Internet and contributing to an already large the data set? Will we eventually be able to extract any useful information?
If big data is on course to transform business and society, then open data has a role to play to make sure information is accessible and shared. And as we make data open we also need to consider adding context.
Open data: evolution of hype
In addition to all of the technology advancements, our world is living another revolution where citizens are claiming more transparency — including over data. There is a growing interest in open data and content. The idea is not new: its definition according to opendefinition.org states that “a piece of data is open if anyone is free…
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