New Privacy Protective E-Petition System Recommended

This week, the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly presented its report recommending an e-petition system be added to the Assembly’s existing petition procedures. The report highlights many of the recommendations presented by Commissioner Beamish in his October 21, 2015 submission. In this submission, he expressed support for an e-petition process since it has the potential to increase government transparency, accountability and public engagement. He also outlined the necessary controls which should be in place to manage personal information and protect the privacy of individuals. The Standing Committee’s report highlights these suggestions and recommends that Assembly staff work closely with our office to ensure best practices are observed. We look forward to working with the Assembly staff on the development and implementation of the new process in a manner that protects the privacy and security of personal information.

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