Thursday, March 17, 2005

No more shadowy figures

From Guardian epublic

"The Freedom of Information Act is pressing authorities to reveal the names of staff. In Seattle they call it accountability. Heather Brooke asks if we should follow suit....Public authorities have sought advice from the Information Commissioner's Office, the regulator of both the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Acts. Yet the commissioner's office refuses to say whether or not staff directories should be disclosed. "The public authority has to make that decision itself based on the data protection principals," said a spokesman"

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