[LINK] FOI Act and Web-Site Design
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 03:59:07 +1100
At 12/02/03 02:17, Roger Clarke wrote:
>Message sent to DoCITA, using its 'Feedback' facility:
>This is a very small box ...
I like that many otherwise bureaucratic stuffy organisations allow for
quick comments to be posted to their web site. Impose too many restrictions
and that will be lost.
>I can find no organisation chart on your site ...
Google knows where one is:
>And is your site going to send me a copy of the text I've typed ... to
>record a date and time stamp so that I can follow it up later if you fail
>to answer me.
The sender can print a copy of their message and make a note of the time
>I suggest that you check with your lawyers, to see whether your site may
>be in breach of the Freedom of Information Act...
Might be more a privacy and general public service legislation issue.
Bureaucrats are supposed to date and file important correspondence.
Tom Worthington FACS firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 0419 496150
Director, Tomw Communications Pty Ltd ABN: 17 088 714 309
http://www.tomw.net.au PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617