Associated Press: Next release of 2020 census data postponed until next year

Associated Press: Next release of 2020 census data postponed until next year . “The next release of detailed data about U.S. residents from the 2020 census will be postponed until next year because the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it needs more time to crunch the numbers, including implementing a controversial method used to protect participants’ identities. The delays leave government budget-makers, city planners and researchers in a lurch because the detailed data are used for planning future growth, locating schools or firehouses and research.”

News 4 San Antonio: City discusses how to include people with disabilities as they move to “smart” technology

News 4 San Antonio: City discusses how to include people with disabilities as they move to “smart” technology. “Hundreds of thousands of people in San Antonio are living with a disability. This week at the Texas Smart Cities Summit in San Antonio, one of the biggest conversations has been how to make the Alamo City more accessible for people who are blind, deaf, or have other disabilities.”

UK Government: Court judgments made accessible to all at The National Archives

UK Government: Court judgments made accessible to all at The National Archives. “As the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, The National Archives has long-standing experience in storing and publishing information securely. Under the Archive’s expertise, they will be preserved, managed and made widely accessible for years to come. New court and tribunal decisions from the superior courts of record – The Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and Upper Tribunals – will now be available on The National Archives Find Case Law site.” This archive is still being populated and will expand over time.

Spotted via Reddit: The Ukraine Support Tracker

Spotted via Reddit: the Ukraine Support Tracker. From the front page: “The Ukraine Support Tracker (Beta) lists and quantifies military, financial and humanitarian aid transferred by governments to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion on February 24, 2022. We focus on support by 31 Western governments, specifically by the G7 and European Union member countries. The database is intended to support a facts-based discussion about support to Ukraine. Because we focus on government to government transfers into Ukraine, we do not include private donations or transfers by international organizations in this version of the database.”

The Mayor: Berlin opens a cyber-security centre to protect against increasing attacks

The Mayor (EU): Berlin opens a cyber-security centre to protect against increasing attacks. “On Wednesday, Berlin authorities opened a security centre against cyber-attacks as part of the Berlin IT Service Centre (ITDZ). The ‘Security Operations Centre’ is supposed to help Germany’s capital detect and ward off hacker attacks. According to the German press agency dpa, experts would be working in the IT centre around the clock, monitoring access to the digital public system and coordinating cross-agency measures.”

Techdirt: State Legislators Are Demanding Websites Moderate Less AND Moderate More; Federal Law Prohibits Both

Techdirt: State Legislators Are Demanding Websites Moderate Less AND Moderate More; Federal Law Prohibits Both. “Local politicians across the political spectrum are trying to force websites to moderate their content in a manner the politicians want. Some (mainly Democrats) are trying to push for companies to remove more content. Some (mainly Republicans) are pushing companies to stop removing certain kinds of content. In both cases, trying to force specific editorial stances — either hands on or hands off — raises serious Constitutional issues.”

Foodtank: ReFED Relaunches Digital Database to Combat Food Waste

Foodtank: ReFED Relaunches Digital Database to Combat Food Waste. “The nonprofit ReFED, in collaboration with the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), recently updated and relaunched the Food Waste Policy Finder. This online tool provides a comprehensive database of legislative and regulatory policy at the federal, state, and local levels pertaining to food waste prevention, recovery, and recycling.”

Cities Today: The rise of the data steward

Cities Today: The rise of the data steward. “As data use and collaboration become more advanced, there is a need for a new profession within the public and private sectors, says Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer at New York University’s The GovLab. He calls this role the ‘data steward’ and is also seeking to expand existing definitions of the term.”

Arizona State University: PBS presents ‘The Futures of Democracy’ podcast

Arizona State University: PBS presents ‘The Futures of Democracy’ podcast. “PBS presents ‘The Futures of Democracy’ podcast, launching on March 30 and produced and hosted by Nicole Anderson, director of the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University, and Julian Knowles, professor of media and music, and chair of media and communications at Macquarie University, Australia. In this bi-weekly podcast series, world-renowned experts will examine the emerging challenges of possible futures for democracy in the 21st century. The project reflects upon the health and operation of our democracy as a common good in an environment that has profoundly shifted over the past 20 years. “

Bill shifts public notices away from newspapers

Keys News: Bill shifts public notices away from newspapers. “The Florida Legislature has been roundly condemned this year for focusing on ‘culture war’ issues and ignoring real issues that affect constituents every day — things like property insurance, affordable housing and building safety issues. We agree. There’s another issue, though, that legislators should have ignored but didn’t: If HB 7049 is signed by Gov. DeSantis, it will allow local governments to place public notices somewhere on their own websites instead of in the local newspaper.”

No 10 lockdown breaches: Met police expected to issue first fines (The Guardian)

The Guardian: No 10 lockdown breaches: Met police expected to issue first fines. “The first fines for lockdown breaches in Downing Street are expected to be issued imminently after Scotland Yard concluded that laws were broken at the heart of government, sources have told the Guardian. Multiple government insiders said the Metropolitan police had made referrals for the first tranche of fixed penalty notices (FPNs) connected with parties and gatherings being investigated by police in No 10 and the Cabinet Office.”