ATIPs: a headache in need of a cure

For any real change to occur, there have to be reasonable amendments that protect speculative discussions and open policy making, but do not permit cover-ups of embarrassing information.

One of the jobs public servants most dislike is responding to Access to Information and Privacy requests, known as ATIPs. When I was a public servant, it was the sort of job dumped on junior officers, or those new to a division, as others more senior avoided them like the plague.


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