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David Eaves

David Eaves

Writer and public speaker on negotiating, public service, reforming government and open source.
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Re: The Journal News Gun Map: Open vs. Personal Data - http://eaves.ca/2013...
"Er... a few comments. 1. I created these diagrams for this post. They are not re-used. 2. I included the coloured button identifications to spur interest - for some people they have meaning (they are ideas championed by the white house) and i didn't have the time (and it didn't fit into the flow) to spell out what they were. 3. While I do like politicians voting records I don't think they are particularly special. In fact, you'll notice that everything in both diagrams are the same so I think it is interesting that you've zeroed in on that example.  4. I did abbrivate the personal data examples in order fit in the text in with the new purchasable data - so I resorted to the buttons cause it was easy. 5. Yes, the anonymized data could be open - I think this is an interesting point and something the diagram fails to capture as well as it could - but my main point was talking about privacy and personally identifiable data sets, so that's why they ended up there." - David Eaves
Re: The Journal News Gun Map: Open vs. Personal Data - http://eaves.ca/2013...
"Okay, complicated issue that I guarantee I won't handle all the nuances of in this response, but here is where my thinking is at. a) there are some data sets that are just plain private and only individuals should have the right to share them (in personally identifiable ways) - specifically I'm thinking health and education records and the sort. b) that said, I don't think it is possible to put the data genie back in the bottle. Even with health records - I'm suspecting my credit card company, of even some browser cookies - can probably discern if I get cancer by looking at my spending or webpage viewing patterns. c) so I'm thinking there are probably so core data sets we want to protect and then we will need to legislate against use - e.g. it will be illegal to de-anonymize or to reconstruct my healthcare records, or to make decisions based on inferences of what my health records might be. Of course "c" will create a whole new set of problems, so there is not going to be any simple..." - David Eaves
Re: The Journal News Gun Map: Open vs. Personal Data - http://eaves.ca/2013...
"Fixed! Thank you!" - David Eaves
The Journal News Gun Map: Open vs. Personal Data - http://eaves.ca/2013...
Teach to Do – Lessons from Louise Glück - http://eaves.ca/2012...
The South -> North Innovation Path in Government: An Example? - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Just a brief update for those interested in participating in or organizing an event for International Open Data Day on February 23rd, 2013. The Wiki The Open Data... - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Re: The Beneficial Impact of Newspaper Paywalls on Users - http://eaves.ca/2012...
"Not a sideswipe, just an observation. I'm not their target audience. Boomers are.  That's not to say the Globe has progress on this front in the last few years (see Eat the Young from August 2009) but they know where their subscription bread is buttered, and it is not with my demographic, and the content reflects that fact." - David Eaves
Re: Uber in Vancouver: Some Thoughts for the Passenger Transportation Board - http://eaves.ca/2012...
"My understanding is that legally, if they got a license (I've no idea how hard that is), they could. However, I suspect that the cab companies would pressure/order their cabs to not use them. Would be interesting to see what would happen." - David Eaves
Re: Uber in Vancouver: Some Thoughts for the Passenger Transportation Board - http://eaves.ca/2012...
"Interesting benefit. Hadn't thought of that." - David Eaves
Re: Uber in Vancouver: Some Thoughts for the Passenger Transportation Board - http://eaves.ca/2012...
"It is interesting to me that this comment is written from the perspective of the industry. I get the perspective, but it isn't clear to me how cheaper fares are not in the interest of the consumer.  This is not a call for complete de-regulation, but if there is downward pressure on rates, from a consumer perspective that is not necessarily a bad thing." - David Eaves
Re: Uber in Vancouver: Some Thoughts for the Passenger Transportation Board - http://eaves.ca/2012...
"Good question Eric - I think the service is too new to have any data like that. Probably San Francisco would be the best place to look.  Of course, you'd need to adjust for the size of the fleet. There are now something like 60-200 more town cars operating in San Fran because Uber has made it profitable for them (so I understand)." - David Eaves
The Beneficial Impact of Newspaper Paywalls on Users - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Uber in Vancouver: Some Thoughts for the Passenger Transportation Board - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Proactive Disclosure – An Example of Doing it Wrong from Service Canada - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Making Bug Fixing more Efficient (and pleasant) – This Made Me Smile - http://eaves.ca/2012...
International Open Data Day – An Update - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Re: Ontario’s Open Data Policy: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and the (Missed?) Opportunity - http://eaves.ca/2012...
"I agree that the language of the other licenses is also suboptimal - but I'm not sure that it necessarily means what you claim.  I spoked to the UK government a couple of years about this clause, they were surprised to hear about the interpretation I mentioned in my blog post. They told me they never intended to be saying that the end user is liable for 3rd party information - their intention was that they would be explicit about what third party rights but did want to be explicit that they could not offer those rights. So it was more of a lack of clarity around the language that was the issue (of course it has the impact that I mentioned in the piece). I do actually believe that this language may be introducing a high degree of risk - so if governments are truly interested in having re-use for commercial and entrepreneurial reasons - they need to understand that this risk will very likely dampen (particularly established players) interest in the data." - David Eaves
Ontario’s Open Data Policy: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and the (Missed?) Opportunity - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Re-Architecting the City by Changing the Timelines and Making it Disappear - http://eaves.ca/2012...
The UK’s Digital Government Strategy – Worth a Peek - http://eaves.ca/2012...
The Power of Weakness and the World’s Relationship with America - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Visualizing Open Energy Data in Canada - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Doing Government Websites Right - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Re: Broken Government: A Case Study in Penny Wise but Pound Foolish Management - http://eaves.ca/2012...
"James - this is not what I'm hearing from sources across government. Indeed, to get approval for something now takes months since you must write up the case for the Minister/DM to approve, something that takes a huge amount of time and energy. Indeed, I've even heard of events, internal planning meetings, etc… being cancelled (and deposits being lost) because the timelines for approval are so slow. Maybe the system will adapt, but if it does, it will just mean a whole new bureaucracy (and expense) has been created." - David Eaves
Playing with Budget Cutbacks: On a Government 2.0 Response, Wikileaks & Analog Denial of Service Attacks - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Re: Broken Government: A Case Study in Penny Wise but Pound Foolish Management - http://eaves.ca/2012...
"Emails I'm getting from public servants suggest otherwise. Meetings being cancelled and general disarray." - David Eaves
Broken Government: A Case Study in Penny Wise but Pound Foolish Management - http://eaves.ca/2012...
Bridge to Somewhere: Open Data in Public Policy - http://eaves.ca/2012...
The OGP at Year One: Off the Ground – So Where Next? - http://eaves.ca/2012...
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