Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"Redaction" rears its ugly head again.

Corey Pein, SFReeper points to some questionable redaction of public records, link.

The stink of it is; a government agency did a self survey.

Some of the survey answers are difficult to deal with, so
they decided to redact them all.

There in lies the problem; allowing people to redact their own
records, rather than submitting all public records to an impartial
process of ethical redaction.

It creates the appearance of a conflict of interest, and
the appearance of impropriety.

All public records belong to the public.

Some public records are excepted from surrender to public knowledge for good and ethical reasons.

Some are excepted for ass covering reasons.

We ought not to allow that.

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