Consider the following not-so-hypothetical situation:
A state or city government has, for many years now, released a certain data set in various "old school" formats, such as a printed book or microfiche or microfilm, and may even be providing updates in those old formats from time to time. They clearly already have a digitized, searchable version of this same data set from which the prints are routinely made, and which they use internally for look-ups of certain records. There are no known privacy reasons why this data set cannot be further released to the public.
Under President Obama's new May 2013 directive on open data...
...isn't it now incumbent upon the city or state to release this data set to a private citizen or constituent, if requested? And to do so in a timely manner?
If the city or state refuses or stonewalls, or gives purposely misleading e-mail answers as to the release of this data set, what are the recourses available to a private citizen or constituent, to force compliance?
To whom can we complain if the data remains locked up?