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San Francisco Proposes Revised Open Data Legislation, Plans To Hire Chief Data Officer

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http://techcrunch.com – San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is unveiling proposed changes to the City of San Francisco’s open data legislation today, creating more structure around how the city’s data is shared with the public. You can read the proposed revisions here, but the big change appears to be the addition of a Chief Data Officer, who will be “responsible for sharing City data with the public, facilitating the sharing of information between City departments, and analyzing how data sets can be used to improve city decision making.” Each department would also designate a data coordinator to work (IT news)