Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DC's Data Policy 0.1 draft available for public comment (online only)

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is seeking comments on District of Columbia Data Policy 0.1 (Draft) by October 16.

The policy defines "data" and establishes a process for inventorying and categorizing datasets.   This policy also offers guidance to DC government agencies on data should be protection, what should remain confidential and unreleased and what can be publicly distributed.

Sections are:

  • Intent
  • Scope
  • Definitions
  • Personnel and Roles
  • Enterprise Dataset Inventory, Classification, and Prioritization
  • Minimum Data Protection Requirements
  • Data Catalogs
  • Intra-District Data Sharing Agreements for Datasets Classified Level 2 and below
  • Nexus Between FOIA and Open Data
  • Level 0, Open, Data Legal Policy and Licensing

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