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First time Youmoz poster Rob shares a tip from inside the gov’t on getting gov’t analytics data! Get yours while it’s hot :D!!
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from DarkMatter 2250 Days ago #
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Interesting but I’m confused as to what kinds of data I can request. I would imagine the requests need to be fairly specific, but how do we know what data is available?

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from RobBothan 2250 Days ago #
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Reasonably specific  - correct - however if you look at sites on FOIA requests you’ll see a lot of previous requests.Tip: Being specific helps ie: I’m requesting the digital strategy document for 2008, or - I’m requesting the analytics data on referer’s for www.example.gov for March 2008Reason: The person who has to fulfill the request must decide if its possible/reasonable - and handing over all the log files for 2008 might be a bit too difficult!As to data requested: It’d be covered in most organisations FOIA policy (they’ll usually have it in legal section) and as long as it isnt commercially confidential, given in trust by 3rd parties, or Top Secret - you’ll usually get it.

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from DarkMatter 2250 Days ago #
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Ok, I’ll take a look...thanks!

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