University of Miami: Placement of Florida foster children mapped

University of Miami: Placement of Florida foster children mapped. “Robert Latham did something no one else has done. The associate director of the Children & Youth Law Clinic built an interactive website mapping the placements of every single child who passed through Florida’s Department of Children and Families since 2002. When the former senior program attorney for the Guardian ad Litem program requested the information from DCF in 2017, he was not quite prepared for the deluge of information. The spreadsheet contained almost 300,000 records, 77.8 million data points, and included children in foster care going back into the 1980s.”

Motherboard: A Government Database for People Who Pay for Sex Is a Terrible, Dangerous Idea

Motherboard: A Government Database for People Who Pay for Sex Is a Terrible, Dangerous Idea. “A set of bills passed the Florida House and Senate earlier this month that would build a database of people convicted for soliciting sex, and which sex workers and advocates say will ruin lives and put them at more risk.”

UF Law: UF Law Launches Florida E-Discovery Case Law Database

UF Law: UF Law Launches Florida E-Discovery Case Law Database. “The database collects Florida state and federal e-discovery related decisions, opinions, and orders. Each e-discovery ruling is carefully summarized to provide enhanced search functionality of key concepts. Additionally, the database organizes the rulings into useable e-discovery concepts, allowing decisions to be searched by court, date, judge, rule, and e-discovery issues, tags, and subjects. The database also allows users to download PDF copies of the ruling and related case documents.” If the concept of e-discovery is not familiar to you, CDS has a primer.

First Coast News: 3D mapping of historic cemetery aims to help preserve it

First Coast News: 3D mapping of historic cemetery aims to help preserve it. ” One of the oldest cemeteries in Florida is getting some T.L.C. A few months ago, a drunk driver slammed into the Tolomato Cemetery in St. Augustine. Now, it’s getting some high-tech preservation help.”

Ubergizmo: Russian Hackers Had Ability To Change Voter Roll Data In One Florida County

Ubergizmo: Russian Hackers Had Ability To Change Voter Roll Data In One Florida County. “Florida Senator Marco Rubio has revealed in an interview that Russian hackers were ‘in a position’ to alter voting records in a Florida county. They were able to breach one county’s voting systems during the Presidential Election back in 2016. Rubio said that not only were the hackers able to access the systems, they even had the ability to change voter roll data.”