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Outgoing Commissioner Submits Warning, Proposals

INFORMATION ACCESS

December 2, 2011

Alberta's outgoing information and privacy commissioner, Frank Work, has released a report warning that the provincial government has implemented loopholes that put Alberta's freedom of information laws at risk, the Edmonton Journal reports. Work said that the existence of loopholes, numbering in the dozens, "calls into question the legislature's commitment" to the freedom of information law. Meanwhile, Work has issued six recommendations to ensure that the government practice of using secondary e-mails complies with the province's freedom of information legislation. In addition to creating secondary e-mail policies for government agencies, Work says individuals in a ministry--including staff--should undergo mandatory training on freedom of information legislation and records management, the report states.
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