Thursday, September 21, 2006

Canada - Names of those making requests being revealed

Taken from Montreal Gazette
"Federal government officials appear to be breaking Canadian law by violating the shroud of secrecy that is supposed to protect the identities of citizens who ask to see government documents under the Access to Information Act. Revealing the name of someone requesting documents under the Access to Information law is a violation of the Privacy Act. However, the identity of some requesters appears to be being shared widely among several departments, reaching right up to the Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office and his director of communications."

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