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ERIC Number: EJ543154
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-1352-0237
Cutting Off Access to Government Information: Loopholes in the Access to Information Act Generated by the Information Highway.
Macaulay, Tyson
Journal of Government Information, v24 n1 p1-8 Jan-Feb 1997
In Canada, public access to federal government information is ruled by the Access to Information Act. This article explores loopholes in the Act, issues of data format and "tradeable" data (government information with substantial value), that could cause a conflict between its intent and effect. Tradeable data is troublesome because of shrinking budgets and the potential for agency cost recovery. (PEN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada