Introduction to AbD


Government organizations can develop information management practices that go beyond just the basic measures of reactive disclosure. When a ministry, municipality, police force, school board or other government organization sits down to identify exactly how it can make public data more easily accessible, it starts a process that we call Access by Design.This includes more than just accountable and accessible government – it embraces the concept of a more responsive and efficient government that engages in collaborative relationships with those it serves.


7 Fundamental Principles of Access by Design

AbD in Action

Open Data, Big Data, Yes… Personal Data, No! at the Toronto Board of Trade (Right to Know Week 2012). Samantha Liscio, Corporate Chief Strategist, Ministry of Government Services; Daphne Gaby Donaldson, Executive Director, Corporate Information Management Services, City of Toronto; Dave Wallace, Chief Information Officer, University of Waterloo; Jury Konga, Principal, eGovFutures Group; Brian Beamish, Assistant Commissioner, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario; Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario

Commissioner Cavoukian addresses the audience at the annual IPC Right to Know Week Event.

Commississioner Cavoukian with Assistant Commissioner Brian Beamish, Steven Carrasco from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Dave Wallace from the City of Toronto.

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