3/24/16 – By Nuala Haughey
When it comes to open government, the issue of records management is not a natural headline grabber. Yet the creation and maintenance of official records – from emails and diaries to briefings and minutes of meetings – underpins key open government goals of transparency and accountability.
For example, Freedom of Information laws are only as good as the quality of the records they allow the public to access: if records are not properly created and managed, then the right of access is not enforceable in practice.
– See more at: http://www.opengovpartnership.org/blog/nuala-haughey/2016/03/24/requiring-public-bodies-create-written-records-would-aid#sthash.FeFhAnNG.dpuf