Reflections on the tensions between transparency, access to information and personal data

CRISP 2017 Annual Lecture, University of St Andrews
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 18:00

Former Scottish Information Commissioner Rosemary Agnew will deliver the 2017 CRISP Annual Lecture.

Rosemary Agnew is currently the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman, a post she took up on 1 May 2017.  She is better known to many of us as the (now former) Scottish Information Commissioner: a post she held for five years, from 2012.  Rosemary is committed to openness and transparency of public services, a critical part of which is access to data and information.  Through her work as Information Commissioner and Ombudsman, and through personal interest, she has gained a unique perspective on the relationship between data, information, access and public service.  This evening she will share with you some of her thoughts about this and how these have developed over time.

The lecture is a retrospective of Rosemary's work as the Information Commissioner for Scotland. The lecture, delivered at the University of St Andrews, will be followed by a wine reception.  Attendance at the lecture is free, although all attendees must register via crisp@st-andrews.ac.uk