Darin Thompson's CPD Podcast - Episode #4: Rationalizing Openness - = 0.9 Hours of CPD
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What is used to justify the openness principle in courts?
Freedom of expression
Freedom of the press
Public education and awareness of the courts' activities
Accountability in judicial decision making by letting the public see that justice is done
All the above
None of the above
The openness principle is...
...a principle with deep historical roots
...a very recent idea that emerged in Canadian common law courts
True or False: The courts' broad application of the openness principle is easy to reconcile with concepts like protection of personal information, privacy and technology
What information can a civil court file contain?
Only information that has been carefully reviewed, validated and protected in the same way most public institutions now protect information of a personal nature.
Sensitive information including medical, financial, taxation, employment, etc., that has not bee reviewed or validated and that may be presented deliberately to make a party look bad.
What kind of power do courts have over personal information?
They can force people to provide it and then turn around and disclose it to the general public.
They are quite restricted when it comes to collecting, storing and sharing information, just like other public institutions.
What effects can technology have on the personal information collected and held by courts?
It can create new risks.
It can offer possibilities to provide a more rational approach to protecting and sharing it.
Both of the above.
If we accept there are problems surrounding the application of the openness principle in the context of modern day considerations like privacy and technology, what can we do?
Nothing. If we want decent courts, people have to be prepared to trade privacy for justice.
There may be several more rational ways to support openness and offer more protection for personal information.
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