Daniel Castro will present on the panel “Data and Privacy: Identification, De-Identification, and Re-Identification” at the 2014 Global Identity Summit.
State Open Data Policies and Portals
This report by the Center for Data Innovation provides a snapshot of states’ efforts to create open data policies and portals and ranks states on their progress. The six top-scoring states are Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, and Utah. Each of these states has established an open data policy that requires basic government data, such as expenditure information, as well as other agency data, to be published on their open data portals in a machine-readable format. These portals contain extensive catalogs of open data, are relatively simple to navigate, and provide data in machine-readable formats as required. States creating new open data policies or portals, or refreshing old ones, have many opportunities to learn from the experiences of these early adopters in order to fully realize the benefits of data-driven innovation.