IAID Panel: benefits and barriers to using the online space for promoting access to information – Now and in the future
Join OVIC on 28 September for a panel discussion as part of International Access to Information Day (IAID) 2023 celebrations.
The expert panel will discuss the role the online space plays in promoting information access rights and the benefits of, as well as barriers to, using the online space to provide access to government-held information.
Joanne Kummrow, OVIC’s Public Access Deputy Commissioner, will facilitate the panel discussion featuring:
Elizabeth Tydd, the NSW Information Commissioner, Open Data Advocate and CEO of the Information and Privacy Commission. As a statutory appointee and executive leader, Elizabeth has implemented regulatory reform across legal, public, non-for-profit and commercial sectors. Elizabeth has a deep understanding of integrity and governance particularly in digital government from a statutory, board and executive perspective.
Lauren Matthews, the Director, Programs at the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission. Lauren leads the Education and Engagement Branch, focussed on providing clear, accessible legal information and helping individuals and organisations to understand their rights and responsibilities.
Johan Lidberg, an Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. Johan teaches Journalism Law and Ethics and Investigative Reporting and his main research areas include Freedom of Information, access to information and media accountability.
Date: Thursday 28 September 2023
Time: 1pm - 2pm
You will be emailed a link two days before the event.