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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]




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