[CCWG-ACCT] Staff accountability

Stephanie Perrin stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca
Fri Jul 17 12:39:40 UTC 2015

This is a perfectly legitimate and normal Ombudsman role...it would only require a slightly expanded mandate, powers, and resources. in my view, coming from a country with independent Officers of Parliament who perform the roles of Auditor General, information Commissioner, Privacy Commissioner, Elections oversight etc. This would be a normal choice. In our provinces, it is not unusual for the Ombudsman to wear a number of hats, and it seems to work well. ICANN introduces a heavy dose of competition into the mix, but anyone who has done dispute resolution knows that is always present.

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From: David Cake
Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 1:06 AM
To: CCWG Accountability
Subject: Re: [CCWG-ACCT] Staff accountability

Eberhard has a point.

There are legitimate reasons for staff to want to not answer some questions - some personnel issues should remain confidential, some security issues should have disclosure delayed until the problem has been fixed or mitigated, etc.
The Ombudsman should have access to any internal document, and the discretion and training to decide what is reasonable to release. Why would a strengthened ombudsman not be a good fit for this role?


(my first post to CCWG Accountability - hi everybody)

On 16 Jul 2015, at 2:03 pm, Dr Eberhard W Lisse <epilisse at gmail.com<mailto:epilisse at gmail.com>> wrote:

Cool, another Ombudsman.


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On Jul 16, 2015, at 04:05, Phil Corwin <psc at vlaw-dc.com<mailto:psc at vlaw-dc.com>> wrote:

How about an independent inspector general?

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