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Access to Information
Across Canada it's Right to Know Week, a week to raise awareness about government secrecy and access to information legislation. For further information on Right to Know Week, go to www.RightToKnow.ca. MARL is co-sponsoring three events.
Know your Right to Know
Media personalities, other experienced access to information seeks and access to information professionals will share their experiences and answer your questions:
Wednesday, October 1, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Portage Place Edmonton Court
The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (MARL) has made presentations a number of times on The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act including a submission on the discussion paper which led to the present Act, a presentation to the legislative committee on Bill 50 and submission on the review of the Act in 2000. The recommendations which follow are largely consistent with these previous submissions.
This document is MARL's response to the discussion papers Access to Information and Privacy Protection for Manitoba (Manitoba Culture Heritage and Citizenship, May 1996) and Privacy Protection of Health Information (Manitoba Health, May 1996 ).
Invasion of personal privacy through the use of computer databases can take many forms. At its most trivial, it is the constant annoyance to tele-marketers calling during the supper hour. At worst, individuals can be seriously harmed by decisions made bas ed on inaccurate personal information.