I gave evidence to the Commons Culture Media and Sport Select Committee Inquiry into BBC Charter Review on Wednesday 25 November. The committee asked me to give evidence on transparency and the BBC and the BBC giving away its public service material … [Read more...] about Will the BBC bring forwards its own transparency proposals in Charter Review?
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?
Has anyone spotted anything from the BBC during Charter Review about how the broadcaster can make itself more transparent? Next week the UK government and civil society will play a leading role in the UN Open Government Partnership Summit in Mexico … [Read more...] about Can the BBC makes itself more transparent in this Charter Review? #FOI
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?
I reported in December that there was some hope of a hack event to try and open up the enormously rich and impactful courts listing data from magistrates courts. Sadly this has been spiked as we hit a bureaucratic obstacle. Officials, without any … [Read more...] about Courts listing data – one step back
A press release from the Department for Communities and Local Government released today shows that Eric Pickles MP is serious about opening up Town Halls in England giving residents, bloggers and journalists the ability to report, blog, tweet and … [Read more...] about Eric Pickles to use law to open up Town Halls