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ERIC Number: ED135350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 262
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
National Information Policy. Report to the President of the United States.
This report discusses the need for a national information policy. This need has been generated by advances in computer and communications technology, by shifts in the United States economy from a manufacturing to an information base, and by citizen demands for clarification of their rights to have and control information. Fifteen major policy issues are examined in five clusters: (1) collection, transfer and dissemination of government information; (2) information in commerce as a resource for public good and private gain; (3) the interaction between technology and government; (4) international implications of information policies and developments; and (5) preparing for the information age. How to structure a policymaking process with a unified approach is a critical problem in forming a comprehensive national information policy. This report recommends that the first step toward structuring such a process should be the establishment of a policy oriented organization within the Executive Office of the President, together with the creation of appropriate intergovernmental committees and non-Federal advisory bodies. A bibliography of 187 entries is included. (Author/SC)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 052-003-00296-5, $4.65)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report to the President of the Domestic Council Committee on the Right of Privacy