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Tag Archives: local government
A modest defence of regulators: the case of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
Since the phone hacking scandal began, the ICO has been under pressure over the handling of related investigations. In particular, he has faced criticism over the handling of Operation Motorman. Since the Levenson enquiry began, the criticisms have increased. The … Continue reading
Posted in FOIA, Government, privacy, transparency, Uncategorized Tagged local government, News of the World phone hacking affair, political judo, privacy 8 Comments
Open data and transparency: are we buying a vacumn cleaner?
Consider the following story: When vacuum cleaners were just hitting the wider market in 1930s, a salesman visited a home in rural Texas. The new vacuum cleaner salesman knocked on the door on the first house of the street. A … Continue reading
Posted in Government, linked data, local government, open data, public sector, transparency, Uncategorized Tagged local government, open data, transparency Comments Off on Open data and transparency: are we buying a vacumn cleaner?