The importance of open government data in times of crisis with Kandyce Jackson
About two years ago, Data.gov launched as a big step towards government transparency and accountability. A few months later, New York and San Francisco released their own data sites for detailed, city-specific data.
Today, many of us in the open government community are looking for ways to help and to apply the principles of transparency, accountability, and participation to the COVID-19 response.
It is in moments of disaster response and relief that the values of open government can come under intense pressure, but can also meaningfully contribute to better outcomes.
Kay Jackson focuses on helping investors, executives, product managers, and engineering teams make decisions about how to identify and address the legal and security implications of data collection, use, and disclosure; the adoption of cutting edge technologies; and technology deployment projects, such as smart city infrastructure.
Her work includes advising clients on how to manage cybersecurity, privacy, and data ethics matters within their organizations. She also has experience supervising security assessments and forensic investigations, advising on potential criminal and civil liability associated with data security testing, and helping clients manage data and security risks associated with mergers and acquisitions.