Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Data Transparency Law goes into effect in New York City

updated 11:05 am EDT, Mon March 12, 2012

New NYC law requires agencies to share data

Government data in New York City will be easier to access by the public thanks to a newly-passed Data Transparency Law. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications will post a technical standards manual on its website. The next step, with a one-year deadline, will include converting the data sets from proprietary to open standards so developers can use the data for new apps.

A compliance plan must be published by agencies within 18 months, describing all the public data each agency owns. This must then be updated annually, Bloomberg said. The goal by 2018 is to upload the data to a single web portal.

New York has previously supported other, similar data transparency measures, such as the NYC BigApps challenge that meant to motivate developers to create apps with current city data. [via InformationWeek]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 projector

With high-definition televisions now the standard, 4K televisions becoming the next big thing, and plasma TVs going the way of the din ...

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite gaming keyboard

The market for gaming keyboards is getting crowded, starting off with some fairly simple keyboards and diverging into the land of modu ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News