The trouble with (government use of personal) data and why it keeps getting worse

Ooops. Looks like I’ve been letting my link gathering get away with me. I’ve now tidied things up a bit by pulling out the government/policy level links into this item:

For a bit of possibly happy news, here’s a (MySociety-related) project that tries to make government data useful to the rest of us (it’s been around for a while now, but no harm reminding you):

And finally, here’s a group that could possibly be helping the formal side of e-government get to grips with the issue:

  • Connecting people to learn and share. A community platform supporting professional social networks across local government and the public sector. It provides a secure environment for knowledge development and sharing through online communities of practice. For people based in England & Wales and in Scotland. This service is provided by the Improvement and Development Agency for local government and a partnership is in place with the Improvement Service for local government in Scotland.

All these links were found through or inspired by Philip Virgo’s excellent blog at ComputerWeekly ‘Where IT Meets politics’

About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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