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If no one said All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”, then someone should have, because it is true. The same thing goes for bullies and injustice. As scary as it can be, if you are going to consider yourself human, then you have to speak out for what it right.
Wednesday, July 31 2013

#Privacy #youngmanconsultancy.com.au comments on suggestion that Privacy will be the new Green Movement http://www.freedomofinformationrequestnsw.com.au/youngman_consultancy_blog/view/307/privacy_the_new_green_movement

New data from Forrester Research reveals the majority of people surveyed will only deal with companies that protect their personal information http://gigaom.com/2013/07/29/privacy-as-the-next-green-movement-study-says-companies-will-compete-on-data-practices/

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Monday, July 01 2013

#FOI #youngmanconsultancy.com.au discusses why UK FOI applicants should not be identified http://www.freedomofinformationrequestnsw.com.au/youngman_consultancy_blog/view/306

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Monday, June 10 2013

An article in #industrysearch.com.au reports Aust Govt's cloud computing strategy 'to boost productivity' http://www.industrysearch.com.au/Govt-s-cloud-computing-strategy-to-boost-productivity/n/67572

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Monday, April 29 2013
#FOI # comments on excuses for non-compliance
A story form the Cayman Islands http://www.compasscayman.com/story.aspx?id=121408 tells how agencies and government have used arguments like “it’s against policy” or “releasing the documents might be a Human Rights violation” as grounds for not dealing with an FOI application...
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Friday, February 15 2013
#FOI #davidhiggerson.wordpress.com discusses the temptation to exclude the press from making FOIs
#FOI #davidhiggerson.wordpress.com discusses the temptation to exclude the press from making FOIs http://www.youngmanconsultancy.com.au/youngman_consultancy_blog/view/301
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Thursday, January 03 2013
A story from #huffingtonpost.ca saddens me. When I started in FOI in Australia in 1989 the leading lights in FOI were Sweden, New Zealand, the USA and Canada. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/vincent-gogolek/freedom-to-information-rights-bc-transparency-access_b_2316321.html
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Monday, December 31 2012
A series of articles comments on the decision of the US Senate has renewed a Bill that allows the government to electronically eavesdrop on Americans’ phone calls and e-mails without a probable-cause warrant so long as one of the parties to the communication is believed outside the United States http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/12/senate-fisa-amendments/ http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/12/28/bipartisan-agreement-against-privacy-rights/ http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/12/warrantless-wiretaps-congress-votes-yes/
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Friday, December 28 2012
#Privacy #news.cont.com provided some heartening information in its story on Christmas Eve. It reported on 5 occasions where people power worked to overthrow planned attacks on Privacy and the rights of the individual http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57560391-38/policy-and-privacy-five-reasons-why-2012-mattered/
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Monday, December 10 2012
It looks like the governments of the world are scheming to remake the Internet the way they want it.
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