Friday lunchtime lecture: Legislation as Data

Friday 25 January 2013, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Legislation affects us all. Many of our most important rights, duties and obligations are set out in statute law. What does it mean to think of legislation as data and how might open data thinking help lead us to good law?

John Sheridan, Head of Legislation Services at The National Archives, guided us through legislation.gov.uk. He explained what aspects of legislation can be represented as data and why the statute book can perhaps be better presented, understood and managed starting from a data perspective.