secrecy {fragments}

~ musings on secrecy ~

Australian Secrecy

A massive 600 page publication that explores Australian government secrecy laws and freedom of information, Review of Secrecy Laws (Australian Law Reform Commission, Paper 74, 2009) is fascinating when comparatively examined with  U.S. government  secrecy. Of particular interest is the debate on secrecy vis-à-vis harm that bring to mind Truman Executive Order 10290 and national security. Also of note is the discussion of reasonable likelihood of harm that mesh with certain sections of the U.S. 1947 National Security Act.

Review is available in pdf or html.

{Thanks to MB for alerting me to this important information policy document}.

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Written by S.

January 20, 2010 at 3:57 am