Testimony Before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of the Canadian Parliament

Testimony Before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of the Canadian Parliament

TESTIMONY OF DR. BETH S. NOVECK

HEARING OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION, PRIVACY, AND ETHICS HOUSE OF COMMONS CANADA

MARCH 2, 2011

[This is the version as delivered.]

Chairman Murphy and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for the honor of appearing before you today.

By way of background, I served for two years as the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government and led the White House Open Government Initiative. I am also a law professor at New York Law School where my research focuses on the impact of new technology on legal and political institutions.

You have asked me to join you today to reflect about the meaning and value of open government and to share some insights about creating an open government culture in practice. The views represented in this testimony are entirely my own and are not intended to represent official United States government positions. …

For full text of this testimony, visit Beth Novek’s blog: Cairns Blog: Testimony Before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of the Canadian Parliament.

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