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Cavoukian: Information Must Be Made Easily Available to Individuals

INFORMATION ACCESS

September 21, 2012

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian says government systems and programs should be designed to make information available and accessible to the public, The Star Phoenix reports. She added it’s no longer sufficient to allow for access to information requests. “Data should be free, open and transparent,” she said. “I don’t want people to go hunting and digging up things.” At the same time, she said, personal data collected by the government must be closely guarded and kept safe.
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