Open Data


Lower data flow barriers, no IANA unwind seen topping NTIA global to-do list

From Washington Internet Daily:
Public Knowledge urged NTIA to try to guarantee “frictionless” information flows between democracies that have different standards of online free speech and engage in…

How policymakers can foster algorithmic accountability
Caleb Watney

From Center for Data Innovation:
In select cases where market forces are muted and significant harm is possible, it may be appropriate for policymakers to dictate specific requirements for…

, National Journal
The balkanization of global tech
Mike Godwin

From National Journal:
On the internet, potentially everything that you offer in terms of content is global,” said Mike Godwin, the general counsel and director of innovation policy at the…

, Campaigns & Elections
Shoshana Weissmann discusses Facebook digital strategy and congressional hearings with Campaigns & Elections
Shoshana Weissmann

From Campaigns & Elections:

Shoshana Weissmann talked with Campaigns and Elections about Facebook digital strategy and the Facebook congressional hearings.

, Politico
Facebook enlists conservative help to resist privacy rules
Charles Duan

From Politico:
The worries on the right include concerns that European privacy rules would be burdensome to startups and small companies and that its provisions like the “right to erasure” —…

Sasha Moss

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday. So join us in playing ZUCKERBINGO!
Step 1: Use the following words to fill out your own BINGO board. Make…

Coalition letter to Congress: The GREAT Act and nonproprietary identifier
Sasha Moss


Dear Chairman Gowdy and Ranking Member Cummings:

We, the undersigned organizations, believe that federal spending data should be open and accessible to taxpayers and the public, free of…

Letter: R Street and FreedomWorks urge USTR negotiators, Congress to consider digital objectives during NAFTA negotiations
Sasha Moss

Ambassador Lighthizer, Chairmen Brady and Hatch, and Ranking Members Neal and Wyden,

Since its inception, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been an unqualified bipartisan…

PACER might be the government’s worst website

The following is a guest post by Tom Lee, former chief technology officer for the Sunlight Foundation.

When hackers are able to steal your money, it’s usually safe to call that a website’s…

, American Spectator
The secret roadmap of government spending
Sasha Moss

The following op-ed was co-authored by Daniel Schuman, policy director at Demand Progress.

The novelty song “Istanbul, not Constantinople”—written on the 500th anniversary of the fall of…