OIA Bait

I was looking at the just released consultation document on Regulations and Codes of Practice for the Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Funding of Terrorism Act.

They ask for submissions and add the following:

The Ministry of Justice does not intend to publish comment that it receives on this document. However any comment will be subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may, therefore, be released in part or full.

This makes me feel like requesting all the submissions and publishing them (as Tech Liberty did for the ACTA submissions) just on general principle. Maybe if we keep doing that they’ll finally realise that it just makes more sense to publish the submissions themselves.

2 Responses to “OIA Bait”

  1. 1caycos on Aug 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm:

    Seems like an integrated process that involves publishing-by-default would be more efficient overall…

  2. 2John Edwards on Aug 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm:

    I’ve long argued that that proactive disclosures would vastly improve administrative efficiency, and promote transparency.