With the ever increasing amount of open data, I’m having a surprising difficulty in tracking down best practices for anonymizing data. I’ve started collecting some, and I’m sure there are lot of people out there with brilliant expertise to share.
Content after the break, or drop some knowledge here.
…for the first time digitized one year’s worth of FARA records, making them accessible in a searchable database that allows users to easily follow the money and connect the dots. With the Foreign Lobbying Influence Tracker, anyone can quickly learn what governments are lobbying whom, how often and about what. [source @ ProPublica]
Here are the firms the Congressmen and -women from my home state have been meeting with:
and the countries of the governmental department or foreign firm paying the lobbyists: