Thursday, October 18, 2007

"What would be their specific need to see?''

The title of this post is a quote from Conservative spokesman Ryan Sparrow when asked whether Canadian citizens could view the information about them that the party holds in their database.

According to the Conservatives you and I now have no right to see what information the Conservative party has about us.

It's bad enough that we need to file FOI requests to find out what the totality of information the government of Canada, or of a province, holds about us but now the governing party of the country holds information that can't be accessed by way of a FOI request or any other kind of request apparently.

Except perhaps by legal action.

Isn't it comforting to know that the governing party has such a proprietary attitude toward your personal data?

What does this say about the attitude the government they run would have to that data?

You can now officially say that you are no longer in charge of the information about yourself.

The Conservative Party of Canada is.

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