Could the open government movement shut the door on Freedom of Information?

Beth Simone Noveck is director of the GovLab and a professor in the department of Technology Culture and Society at NYU Tandon.

… Is it possible for open government and FOI to avoid the mistakes seen in the Mexican case? Some experts are optimistic. Beth Simone Noveck, who served as the first United States deputy chief technology officer and director of the White House Open Government Initiative from 2009 to 2011, suggests that “in the long term, FOIA and open data may themselves converge as we move to a future where all government data sits in a secure but readily-accessible cloud.”

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