CEPE 2023: Governance Conflicts and Public Court Records

PhD Student Kyra Abrams presented Governance Conflicts and Public Court Records at CEPE 2023, hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL on May 16, 2023. The paper, presenting results from a larger GLOSS project on data governance in the public sector, analyzed public access to court records in California and Illinois, examining the complex, polycentric governance arrangements via regulation, bureaucratic implementation, technical design, social norms, and managerial decision-making. Results indicated that it is important that states rethink the status quo of access to public records, which are increasingly used as training data for algorithms in ways that amplify and introduce biases and potential for discrimination.

Situating “Governance Conflicts and Public Court Records” in the GLOSS research agenda on public sector data governance.