Tech Chair Vacca to Hold Hearing on Implementation of Open Data Law and Future Improvements

On Monday October 27, Chair of City Council Technology Committee James Vacca (D-13) will hold an oversight hearing for the Department Information Technology and Telecommunications’ (DoITT) implementation of Local Law 11 of 2012, also known as the Open Data Law.


The Open Data Law created the NYC open data web portal through which city agencies must make government data accessible to the general public in the form of “public data sets.”  In July, DoITT submitted its annual Open Data Plan to assess the law’s ongoing implementation. Vacca and the Technology Committee are expected to learn more about how DoITT has improved the portal’s usability, the process for the inclusion of data within sets and the sets themselves, and DoITT plans to ensure the timeliness of future data set releases.


Scheduled to testify before the Committee are Nick O’Brien, from the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, representatives of DoITT, and government transparency advocates.



WHERE:       250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

                        14th Floor Committee Room


WHEN:          Monday, October 27, 2014


TIME:            1:00 PM

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