International Access to Information Day 2022

On 28 September we celebrate International Access to Information Day (IAI Day). This year’s theme is ‘Artificial intelligence, e-governance and access to information’.

In our ever-increasing digital world, artificial intelligence and e-governance will play an important part in improving access to information. They can help bridge the digital divide, by giving citizens access to tailor-made and accessible information. They can deliver more efficient and effective services. However, these developments also raise questions about fundamental rights and ethical use of artificial intelligence and e-governance by public agencies. Stakeholders must remain cognisant of the risks, so the use of artificial intelligence and e-governance builds trust, ensures inclusion, protects human rights and enables citizenry participation.

IAI Day raises awareness of every individual's right of access to government-held information; and the public sector’s responsibility to release information if it is in the public interest to do so. Individuals and governments from around the world can support this fundamental human right and promote open, democratic societies where citizens are empowered and participate in government.

Get involved – and show your support for International Access to Information Day!

#IAID2022 #AccessToInfoDay  #RightToKnow

IAI Day resources

 

Poster

Social media

Engagement

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Other resources for government

Guidelines

IAI Day celebrations across Australia and the world

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