These government open data sets have been taken down since Trump took office - DC

lterrat's bookmarks 2017-02-16


"... less than a month into the Trump administration… Well, let’s just say the benchmarks of accountability and transparency have changed a little. Federal open data sets are actually being removed from the internet, and Sunlight is keeping track of where this happens.

'Prior to the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Sunlight joined other transparency advocates in expressing concern about the future of open government data in the United States,' a blog post reads. 'We highlighted the ways an administration could alter government data that fell short of outright removal, from defunding collection to limiting access to altering data sets. Taking open government data offline entirely was the most extreme action we anticipated. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what’s now begun happening.'

So the Sunlight Foundation is keeping track of federal open data sets removed from government websites in a spreadsheet on their site — see something? Say something. It’s also not just a matter of documenting what data is lots, as groups across the country are working to download and store said data."


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Tags: oa.usa oa.government oa.psi oa.trump oa.negative oa.preservation oa.sunlight_foundation

Date tagged:

02/16/2017, 21:39

Date published:

02/16/2017, 16:39