Today I’m happy to announce the publication of the Access My Info software design document. This document described in detail the thought that went into developing AMI. It outlines: our original objectives for the tool, new goals for the version we released last year, a description of the conceptual model underlying the application, some of… Read more »
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Access My Info (AMI) is a web application that helps people to create justified requests for copies of their personal information from service providers. AMI is a step-by-step wizard that results in the generation of a personalized formal letter requesting access to the information a provider stores and utilizes about a person. The letter can be saved as a PDF, printed, and mailed through the post, or where available, directly emailed to a company’s privacy officer.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has just announced Open Effect as one of the funding recipients of its Community Investment Program.
As part of the University of Toronto’s Open Access week festivities, Open Effect Executive Director Andrew Hilts presented his and Dr. Christopher Parsons’ findings in designing, releasing, and collecting responses obtained through, the Access My Info tool.
This post provides a summary of early findings associated with Canadians creating right to information requests using the Access My Info tool. The full version of these findings is to be published in the Winston Report.