Access to Information in the e-Government Context: Freedom of Information Deception or Data Protection Menace?

Batista, Luciano (2008) Access to Information in the e-Government Context: Freedom of Information Deception or Data Protection Menace? In: British Academy of Management Annual Conference 2008, 2008-09-09 - 2008-09-11.

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Abstract

In e-government initiatives, the sharing of information is crucial for empowering citizens and boosting joined-up services. The lack of clear guidance on how to share government data can potentially lead to two opposite scenarios: Freedom of Information deception or Data Protection menace. In this paper, we are going to address these issues by drawing from the main concerns governments have when dealing with Freedom of Information and Data Protection issues. As illustration, we comment on the findings of a case study we have conducted in a Local Authority in the UK. Our findings show that local government managers might be struggling to adequately implement Freedom of Information and Data Protection aspects. Cultural aspects are subtly present in this context, as managers’ values and beliefs regarding public access to information may be biased toward one aspect to the detriment of the other.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Luciano Campos Batista
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2012 07:40
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 07:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/38678
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