Today in #OpenGov 2/20/2014


Keep reading for today’s look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including whistleblower protections in Australia, revolving door changes in Missouri, and SEC data.series-opengov-today

National News

  • A number of major media groups are urging a court to unseal documents related to a civil case that accuses Google of violating wiretap laws when it automatically scans Gmail messages. The groups want the documents released in spite of protest by Google as well as the plaintiff. (POLITICO)
  • A former SEC staffer built out a system,, that takes information from the Commission’s EDGAR database and makes it more easily available and useable to the public. (E Pluribus Unum)

International News

  • The Australian Securities and Investments Commission unveiled new protections for whistleblowers reporting wrongdoing and Australian companies. (FCPA Blog)

State and Local News

  • Data is being used to tackle new problems that rose out of the financial crisis and housing collapse. Specifically, predictive analytics, crowdsourcing, and digital mapping are being used to tackle housing issues. (Data-Smart City Solutions)
  • Legislation is sitting in the Missouri legislature that would extend a ban on lobbying to two years after a member departs the legislature. (Washington Times)

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