[LINK] FOI Act and Web-Site Design
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 14:17:11 +1100
Message sent to DoCITA, using its 'Feedback' facility:
This is a very small box ...
I can find no organisation chart on your site. Would you please
advise me where you're hiding it.
And is your site going to send me a copy of the text I've typed into
this very annoying interface? If not, you're actively denying me the
opportunity to archive my message, and to record a date and time
stamp so that I can follow it up later if you fail to answer me.
I suggest that you check with your lawyers, to see whether your site
may be in breach of the Freedom of Information Act.
Thanks for your assistance! ... Roger Clarke
[One could of course send the same message to most government agencies]
[Anyone got any thoughts on how FOI law intersects with web-site design?]
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, 78 Sidaway St, Chapman ACT 2611 AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 2 6288 1472, and 6288 6916
Visiting Professor in the eCommerce Program, University of Hong Kong
Visiting Professor in the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre, U.N.S.W
Visiting Fellow in Computer Science, Australian National University