Issa Launches The Open Gov Foundation

Sarah Lai Stirland | TechPresident | June 11, 2012

California Congressman Darrell Issa, a prominent advocate for Internet users, open government, and transparency issues unveiled a new initiative Monday called the Open Gov Foundation.

The Foundation builds on much of the work previously done by the California Republican's office, but this new effort is meant to institutionalize the work beyond his time in office, he said during a conversation with Personal Democracy Media's Publisher Andrew Rasiej at PDM's annual conference in New York City and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

Also new is a proposed Digital Bill of Rights, the main bullet points of which are below:

  1. Freedom – digital citizens have a right to a free, uncensored Internet
  2. Openness – digital citizens have a right to an open, unobstructed Internet
  3. Equality – all digital citizens are created equal on the Internet..