July 17, 2019

Equitable Open Data Report

by Detroit Community Technology Project, Detroit Digital Justice Coalition

Learn more about the guidelines on how stewards of public information, in Detroit and beyond, can adopt and implement equitable open data practices.

Since the City of Detroit launched the Open Data Portal and GO DATA policy initiative in 2015, the ‘Detroit Digital Justice Coalition (DDJC)’ and ‘Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP)’ have been exploring how to advance equitable practices for collecting, disseminating and using open data. Equitable practices can be understood as: accountable, ethical uses of public information for social good that actively resist the criminalization and surveillance of low income communities, people of color and other targeted communities.

To understand what these equitable open data practices could look like, a broad spectrum of Detroit residents were asked to consider the potential ben...

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