National Freedom of Information Coalition
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Editorial: Transparency and avoiding the pitfalls of bad data

Governments across the country are striving to meet a call to transparency by upping their data collection and analysis efforts. But with this trend toward big data comes an influx of “bad data” — inaccurate, outdated or misused information that leads to ill-informed policies, misled initiatives and an ensuing lack of citizen trust.

A technology adviser offers four methods for keeping government data as accurate as possible. Continue…