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Access and Privacy Advocates and Other Useful Links

The following links are useful for learning more about information access and privacy protection issues at Memorial and around the world.

At Memorial:

Human Investigation Committee (HIC)
An ethics committee at Memorial, which ensures the ethical and scientific acceptability of health research involving human subjects.

Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research (ICEHR)
An interdisciplinary ethics committee at Memorial ensuring that research involving human subjects is conducted ethically.

Access to Information/Freedom of Information:

Describes best practices, lessons learned, explains freedom of information campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world.

Alisdair S. Roberts
A professor of public administration in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, with research interests in transparency in government.

Rick Snell
A senior lecturer in law at the University of Tasmania, with interests in the areas of government transparency and comparative administrative law (especially freedom of information and ombudsmen), among others.

Privacy Protection:

Privacy International
Watchdog site monitoring surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. Includes privacy reviews of 64 countries.

A Chronology of Data Breaches
This site is maintained by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. It contains information about personal information security breaches in the United States.

Electronic Privacy Information Center
Interest group based in the United States which aims to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.

Other Links:

Brian Bowman - On the Cutting Edge
Brian Bowman practises as a business lawyer at Pitlabo LLP with a specialization in privacy, access to information, online reputation management, intellectual property and technology matters.

Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
CIPPIC website provides information and research on the areas of intellectual property, consumer protection in e-commerce, domain name governance, personal information protection and privacy.

Canadian Association of Professional Access and Privacy Administrators (CAPAPA)
Professional association of individuals involved in the information and privacy protection field.

Is an award-winning consumer affairs program aired on the CBC. Please search through past episodes to find "Can You Hack It? and Driven to Distraction", which deals with personal information protection.