Earlier today, I followed a twitt sent by @citizen-bob and referring to the publication of WhiteHouse visitor records, Transparency like you have never seen before.
I twitted back wondering about the point of these datas and asked some questions, (as a gov20-wannabe, remember?) wondering if the same datas would be published in France, once french gov20 will be released of course, one day… by 2012?
Back to the White House, here is my question:
If having access to lobbyist visitors would be of great value for NGO’s working on gov-transparency and anti-corruption, what is the point in getting all of the tourists and visitors private name and identity ?
There are more than 100 000 people visiting the White House each month, these 100 000 persons are now publicly listed ?
It does not seem to disturb any senior gov20. Is it because I’m missing a point or because it is acceptable from a US point of view ?
It seems to me the limits of transparency were not made clearly enough in favor of citizen privacy in this US version and that is a point we could try to improve in our not-yet-goved20-countries. But still willing to improve, so let me know about your own thoughts. (@cpt_giraffe ? )