It appears that the Met Police might hold a local copy of the national ANPR feed going back to 2012. This appears to have been put in place as a CT measure during the Olympics, on the understanding (agreed with the ICO) that it would be deleted … [Read more...] about ANPR – should the MPS be hanging on to national vehicle movements data from 2012?
The UK Supreme Court is publishing video of its proceedings on its website in a video on demand service. This is welcome. What is baffling is the decision to remove the videos after a year both for copyright, capacity and possibly cost … [Read more...] about Supreme Court in one step forward, one step back for transparency – for one year only….. #opendata
Through my seat on the Crime and Justice Sector Transparency panel I have asked the Home Office for a note on lay or civilian membership of governance bodies of the major police databases. I want to help stop the police blundering into the same … [Read more...] about Police databases time for some broadly based civilian governance?
The latest version of the Police Crime map is now live at http://www.police.uk/ this latest version has more detail and allows you to search for crimes around public buildings. On the search page, if you type in the name of any public building, the … [Read more...] about Police Crime Mapping
The Ministry of Justice asked me to sit on their Crime and Justice Sector Transparency Panel. I'm not a legal expert, but as an local active citizen I want to know what is going on in my excellent local courts as they dispense justice on the … [Read more...] about Would a ‘Transparency Charter’ help make the Courts more open?
The government's small step today towards televising some courts business is welcome. It's surreal that these public institutions, with a strong tradition of viewing by citizens should not be on TV and radio. But there is a much bigger opportunity … [Read more...] about Don't just televise courts, democratise them by making basic justice data available to all