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Government secrecy, individual privacy, and the public"s right to know

Timothy G. Brown

Government secrecy, individual privacy, and the public"s right to know

an overview of the Ontario law

by Timothy G. Brown

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Published by Commission on Freedom of Information and Individual Privacy in [Toronto] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ontario.
    • Subjects:
    • Government information -- Ontario.,
    • Official secrets -- Ontario.,
    • Privacy, Right of -- Ontario.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Timothy G. Brown.
      SeriesResearch publication - Commission on Freedom of Information and Individual Privacy ;, 11, Research publication (Ontario. Commission on Freedom of Information and Individual Privacy) ;, 11.
      ContributionsOntario. Commission on Freedom of Information and Individual Privacy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKEO937 .B77
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 341 p. ;
      Number of Pages341
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3918619M
      LC Control Number81484775

        When Government's Need for Secrecy Clashes With the Public's Right to Know A panel sponsored by the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Law and National Security explored those lines. The Steady March of Government Secrecy Journalists strategize to gain access to information the public has a right to know. Government secrecy is a big and expensive business—and it’s getting bigger and more costly. Last year, the federal government spent more than $ billion classifying and declassifying federal records.

      every%other%week,%for%a%total%of#five.#There#will#also#be#four#short#assignments#to#be#completed# by#the#following#class.!!!!!! For$the$major$assignment,$you$have. There really are good grounds for protecting privacy and, in the realm of everyday social interaction, maintaining civility by tact in the withholding of honest appraisals. And there really is a value in authentic intellectual inquiry related to public issues that deserves to be weighed against a public right to know.

        Government Secrecy and the Generation Gap. Big-government secrets require a lot of secret-keepers. As of October , almost 5m people in the US have security clearances, with m at the top-secret level or higher, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Most of these people do not have access to as much information as Edward Snowden, the former National Security. One of these rights is the right to privacy. While not explicitly stated in the U.S. Constitution, the right to personal privacy is protected by some amendments, including the 4 th Amendment, which bans unreasonable “search and seizures,” and is most often upheld by statutory law. This means that, according to U.S. law, a person has the.


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Government secrecy, individual privacy, and the public"s right to know by Timothy G. Brown Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Right to Privacy and the Public's Right to Know 43 authors of the FOIA wanted to ensure that the and the publics right to know book would not secretly create or enforce laws or administrative by:   In the United States Congress passed the landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) giving the public the right to access government documents.

This "right to know" has been used over the intervening years to challenge overreaching Presidents and secretive government /5. The Public's Right to Know Principles on Freedom of Information Legislation ARTICLE 19 ARTI London ISBN 1 10 5 June ARTI 33 Islington High St., London, N1 9LH, UK Tel.

+44 20 [email protected] eorgFile Size: KB. I am hesitant to disallow laptops and devices because most of the readings are available online and printing them only for class is wasteful, but I will ban them, either individually or for the class, if students regularly use their devices for non-course-related activity.

Written Assignments and Presentations. Efficiency can be achieved without impairing the public’s right to know.

Personal privacy can be protected by narrow restraints on the release of information. Embarrassment and accountability can never justify governmental secrecy.

Indeed, we need information to hold public officials accountable. The public has a right, through electing a government, to have some information kept from them and from our enemies. That's why we have secret methods to penetrate enemy communications. When the. And “The Right to Privacy” is where Sarah Igo begins “ The Known Citizen ” (Harvard), her Government secrecy effort to tell the story of modern America as a story of anxieties about privacy.

Freedom of Information. The Freedom of Information Law, effective January 1,reaffirms your right to know how your government operates. It provides rights of access to records reflective of governmental decisions and policies that affect the lives of every New Yorker.

Tell the government that you have a right to know, and that you are joining the call for reforms to legislation to protect media freedom in Australia. On your own social media channel, share a. The only segment of our society which seems really concerned about the right is the press — the editors and publishers chiefly.

They criti­cize, agitate, and fret about the "people’s right to know" being in­fringed on by government. In ef­fect, they imply that government alone keeps the people from "know­ing" government business. The government’s collection of this sensitive information is itself an invasion of privacy.

But its use of this data is also rife with abuse. Innocuous data is fed into bloated watchlists, with severe consequences—innocent individuals have found themselves unable to board planes, barred from certain types of jobs, shut out of their bank.

The public won’t forgive the government’s secrecy over frontline coronavirus deaths. Editorial: Trust in leadership has plummeted compared to. For unlike privacy and confidentiality, secrecy is a morally neutral or even pejorative notion.

Thus person A can have a moral right to know person B’s secrets and B have no grounds for non-disclosure, as might be the case if A is a police officer and B is an offender. Here B has a secret but it has no moral weight qua secret. This book review appears in the Fall issue of The American Prospect magazine.

Subscribe here. Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy By Fredrick A.O. Schwartz Jr. The New Press $ The Rise of the Right to Know: Politics and the Culture of Transparency, By Michael Schudson. Here’s the full transcript: Intro: Last week, we looked at the Negative.

Today we’ll examine the Affirmative side of the November and December Lincoln-Douglas topic – Resolved: In a democracy, the public’s right to know ought to be valued above the right to privacy of candidates for public office.

Before we jump into the Affirmative warrants be sure to check out our video on the 5. We will focus on the public records and open meeting laws that apply to federal and state government. I am also interested in investigating the increasingly prevalent use of non-disclosure agreements by public and private actors to control information.

Speaking of Area 51—whatever is going on there the government is still weirdly secretive about. As that old saying goes, if you're not a little bit paranoid, you're not paying attention. Here are the government secrets the U.S. has tried to keep from its citizens, and what we do (and don't) know about them so far.

National security and the public’s right to know are often viewed as pulling in opposite directions. While there is at times a tension between a government’s desire to keep information secret on national security grounds and the public’s right to information held by public authorities, a clear-eyed review of recent history suggests that.

Government a responsibility prohas to tect its citizens'privacy, but the government has no personal privacy of rights itsown-governmentis in the open, or at least it shouldbe, and bothbooks arguethispointcogently.

Harold L. Cross in his “The People’s Right to Know” book, influential in the creation of the US FOIA. “The more that government becomes secret, the less it remains free.” James Russell Wiggins. The government has no right to take information that we need to know so we can function as a public and say, "It's mine; it's ours." [What are your thoughts on] the NSA eavesdropping situation?

Your right to know: Some lawmakers still claim secrecy. This article argues that secrecy undermines information needed for effective citizen oversight of government.

Origins of the Right to Know. This brief post argues the Constitution protect the right to information. The World’s Right to Know. During the last decade, 26 countries have.Defamation—Public Official vs. Private Person. The distinction between the rights of a private person and the privacy rights of a public person is significant when considering a defamation claim.

People who remove themselves from the private arena by becoming a public official or public figure do not give up all rights to privacy.