Open Justice in the Digital Era – a couple of updates

A few quick updates on recent developments relating to open legal data.

“Unleashing the potential”

The Cabinet Office has published its white paper on open data.  Freedom of Information and Re-using Data is covered, which the Guardian summarises here on its Data Blog.

There are a few references to existing legal initiatives, including Legislation.gov.uk and a research project into anoymising reoffending data. The paper also discusses the legal and ethical framework for the release of open data more generally.

Lucy Series and I raised some issues regarding legal data in our submission to the ‘Making Open Data Real’ consultation last year. I’ll return to this issue in due course.

City University London working papers

The Centre for Law Justice and Journalism’s ‘Justice Wide Open’ working papers are now available to download from Scribd at this link. Or follow the links in this post on the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism blog.

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