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All the Places Personal Data Goes

Making it easier to find out how your personal data is being shared between companies by creating a crowdsourced resource that documents and visualizes these data sharing arrangements.

Charlotte ZipBus

Using real-time data via a mobile platform to transform an existing call-based transit service into an enhanced service that allows customers to schedule transit to meet their personal needs

Citizen's Police Data Project

Building an online toolkit for reporting, tracking and analyzing allegations of police misconduct and their investigations in Chicago that will serve as a national model for transparency.

Could your data discriminate?

Helping people identify and fix hidden biases in their data and learn about data discrimination through a website that will allow people to test data for bias and experiment with public data to determine what may result in such bias.

Data Equity for Main Street

Promoting data literacy by training librarians and community members how to find, use and give advice on the power of open data.

Democratizing Data through Visual Search Results

Making it easier to access and use public data through an open source project that will present data in a more visual and relevant manner through search results. For example, a search for “budget” on would yield intuitive, attractive graphs and charts.

Documents Empowerment Project

Helping low-income Americans prove their eligibility for public benefit programs by scaling a benefit program document database and discovery platform.

FOIA Mapper

The goal is to build an open source 'FOIA map,' which will comprise: a catalog of government information systems, semantic descriptions of the records they contain, and relational schema / documentation describing how the records are stored.

Law, Order & Algorithms

Increasing transparency and accountability in law enforcement by compiling, analyzing and releasing a data set of more than 100 million highway patrol stops throughout the country.

Legislation Tracker: Beyond the bills

Bringing more accountability and transparency to state lawmaking by creating a tracking tool for all major bills passed in New Jersey that would provide information on whether the law was enforced and milestones were met.

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