Open Legislation

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I’ve been in Brussels recently with ECAS talking about open legislation – the idea that the public can comment (online) on draft legal bills.  I’ve been over to China to investigate all of this since they’ve been allowing the public to comment on draft legislation since 2009!  You can read the full report here.

The idea has been around for a while, the UK Public Reading stage was the coalition pilot – coded by those good people at Helpful Technology

Since then there have been a raft of really good technology projects to make the process of commenting easier.  The pirate party have been putting this to good practice recently using Discuto.

However, I’m more excited by Madison by the OpenGov Foundation.  Not least, it’s open source.

Check out my presentation below and the ECAS pages for details about the agenda and my webcast.

 

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