Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email on a private server to conduct official government business sparked a storm of controversy. The email debate has served as a pivotal moment for the public to pressure the government to examine the way officials manage, preserve, and release information in the digital age.
Yesterday, OpenTheGovernment.org joined the Brennan Center for Justice and 30 other privacy, civil liberties, and openness groups in calling on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to provide the public with more information on troubling aspects of U.S. government surveillance programs.
Report from the 2015 OGP Global Summit: OpenTheGovernment.org hosts a workshop on civil society experiences
On October 27, 2015, OpenTheGovernment.org hosted a workshop on Civil Society Day during the OGP 2016 Global Summit in Mexico City. The workshop provided a venue to draw on civil society experiences from across the globe to share knowledge and discuss experiences from a wide-range of civil society actors deeply engaged in the OGP process.
WASHINGTON, October 23, 2015 – Today, 27 open government, civil liberties, and privacy groups sent a letter to the Senate to express opposition to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”), and to urge the passage the proposed amendments from Senator Leahy and Senator Franken.
Updated, November 10, 2015
OTG and the Open Government Partnership process
Since the beginning of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in
Today, a coalition of organizations committed to government openness and accountability are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would take an important step forward towards improving police transparency. The letter calls for congress to pass the Police Reporting of Information, Data and Evidence (PRIDE) Act, at a time when public pressure for comprehensive data on deadly incidents involving law enforcement has reached a high point.