Privacy, Data, and Performance

In a fascinating legal decision that may have repercussions for how government employs large databases to measure performance, a New York state court ruled that “the New York City Education Department must include teachers’ names in the performance-data reports it provides to news outlets to fulfill open-records requests.

Will this decision have a chilling effect on the publication of government data about agency performance?  Or will employment in the government simply come to mean that one’s work records are increasingly open to public scrutiny?


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