inFOIAti — How to use Freedom of Information requests to open up the government

Italian Hacker Camp

inFOIAti — How to use Freedom of Information requests to open up the government

Speakers:

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In this workshop I'll share my experience filing Freedom of Information (FOI) requests during the previous two years. I'll explain how to start filing FOI, how to navigate through the several offices and departments within the public sector to find the right place in which the data and documents you are looking for are probably stored. In addition, I'll briefly describe how I used FOIA to map government surveillance technologies and share tips and suggestions on how to improve your FOIA. Feel free to ask any questions regarding FOIA and — why not? — it could be nice to start sending some FOI requests directly during the workshop.

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Riccardo Coluccini got his Master’s degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and he’s now working as a freelance journalist — most of the time writing for Motherboard Italy — and advocating for digital rights. He is a member of the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights and is currently running a project to monitor Italian government surveillance capabilities using transparency tools.


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HERMES Center For Transparency And Digital Human Rights
 

Comunità o progetto di cui fa parte il relatore

https://www.hermescenter.org/

Informazioni pratiche

Data
04/08/2018 16:30
Durata
30 minuti
Location
LAB