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RE: Canvassing opinion on third party archiving and caching of government websites

From: Hugh Barnes <Hugh.BARNES@Communities.qld.gov.au>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 13:45:54 +1000
Message-ID: <596807C5F938A14A9203F343CE5C33A3015D9671@DC105EXCSV04.ebus.root.internal>
To: "Webb, KerryA" <KerryA.Webb@act.gov.au>
Cc: "eGov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-egov-ig-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-egov-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Webb, KerryA
> Sent: Friday, 5 June 2009 1:35 PM
> To: eGov IG
> Subject: RE: Canvassing opinion on third party archiving and 
> caching of government websites
> 
> Hugh asked:

> > For my personal opinion, it's against openness and does nothing to
> > encourage good governance in publishing processes. I'd like to know
> what
> > you think.
> > 
> 
> It may be against openness, but then some things we need to do are
> against openness.
> 
> A recent case involved our requirement to publish details of contracts
> that we let.  So far so good.  Then a vendor discovered that 
> the details
> of his consulting rates (from five years ago, no less) could 
> be found by
> a Google search.  He objected strongly and we had to get in tough with
> the Big G to arranged for the data to be removed from the 
> index and the
> cache.
> 
> Kerry 

No problem with one-off situations like this, especially where a third party has been affected.

Let's clarify what I asked to: as a general rule / by policy.

Cheers



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