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Tue, 11 Sep 2001 19:59:57 +0800 (WST)
On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Galen Townson wrote:
> Even Ministers, their office and employees have privacy rights.
Personally, I think ministers *should* have a right to privacy if they're
doing something like making a personal phone call, picking their nose or
sending mail from email@example.com.
This doesn't apply to an email sent from "firstname.lastname@example.org"
> Or should everything everyone in government do be openly scrutinised,
> perhaps to the detriment of the intended objective and outcome?
I think that, with the exception of material that should be classified for
reasons of national security, everything everyone in government does in an
official capacity should be openly scrutinised, perhaps to the
detriment of the intended objective and outcome - because that may not be
an outcome that citizens want.