Types of Open Data

M.C. McGrath, Accidental Leaking and Other Types of Open Data 


M.C. proposes three main ways that individuals and groups can get data from governments and organisations: governments releasing it themselves, through FOIA requests or open data initiatives; whistleblowers leaking documents; and lastly taking advantage of the data that people and institutions leak accidentally themselves, a technique that ICWATCH utilises. 

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Keywords: Accidental leaking | Accountability mechanisms | FOI requests | Leaking documents | Open data initiatives | Personal data posted publicly | Sousveillance | Whistle-blowers |

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