The Dialectics of Transparency: Interrogating Accessibility and Usability in Legislative Data
Written on March, 2023
The accessibility of legislative data is a crucial element in the functioning of a democratic society, impacting both the quality of governance and the level of public engagement. Yet, the journey towards transparency is fraught with both technical and ethical challenges. This essay scrutinises the complexities of this endeavour, with particular focus on the socio-political landscape, the role of social media, and the need for data to be not just accessible, but also usable.