[Irtalk] Data is Law | Civic Innovations: The Future is Open

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 15:31:04 SAST 2014

As we approach 2015, it is time for us to insist that our governments fully
enter the data age and provide access to more data in bulk, in open formats
and in concert with other governments.

*Having access to open data is no longer an option for participating
effectively in our modern democracy, it’s a requirement. Data – to borrow
Lessig’s argument – has become law.*

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