NY mayor Bill de Blasio office defends FOI request filtering

TransparencyBefore New York mayor Bill de Blasio ever took office in the Big Apple, he was lobbying for more transparency in the political system. Specifically, he was an advocate of more open public records laws, and of the state governor’s office adopting policies that would streamline the processing of public records requests from journalists, watchdog groups, and concerned citizens. [Continue reading]

Sale of student data firm raises privacy concerns

PrivacyAs you read this, millions of students across the country, and across the world have just had their graduation ceremonies from one level of education or another. Especially for those graduating high school, this can represent a huge step that sends them catapulting into the next exciting phase of their lives. In our current digital age, however, decisions of the past are likely to follow these teens into early adulthood. [Continue reading]