Inside the sausage factory: An inside look at government data making

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Rebecca Williams of White House OMB OFCIO; Hunter Owens of Policy Club
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 9 at 11:30am
  • Location: Cardiff
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You've heard of GDPR, but are you aware of how recent legislation by Congress and California may affect your beat? Back by popular demand, this session will bring together two experts in government data management to discuss the impacts of recent 2018 legislation, including: the Foundations for Evidence-based Policymaking Act, the Geospatial Data Act, and the California Consumer Privacy Law. They will discuss how this legislation affects access to data, tracking down data, formats of data, and other nuances of the governmental data making process. They may also speculate wildly on how future legislation could impact government data management. 

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Speaker Bios

  • Hunter Owens lives at the intersection of computer code and government code. @hunter_owens

  • Rebecca Williams is an information policy analyst with a background in law and city planning. She currently works as a Digital Services Expert at the White House Office of Management and Budget Office of the Chief Information Office focused on IT Modernization, Data Governance, and Digital Identity Management. Rebecca has also worked on the Bloomberg What Works Cities initiative,, and the Sunlight Foundation on data access issues. @internetrebecca

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