On March 24, Washington, D.C. of counsel Jason R. Baron participated in a White House Roundtable on Open Data and Privacy. The roundtable working session served to support the federal government’s goal to responsibly publicize government data for the benefit of the American public, as well as to assist government agencies in operating more efficiently. The following were goals of the roundtable:
- Identify open data case studies, learned lessons and best practices across the federal government;
- Strengthen a community of technical, legal and policy experts in support of open data; and
- Support continuity and accelerate the progress of open data work.
Jason was joined by multiple government agencies and offices, as well as companies and nonprofit, academic and research organizations spanning a number of industries. Drinker Biddle was the only law firm represented at the roundtable.