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