"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014


On August 29th, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner submitted a supplemental submission to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Review Committee (PARCNL).

The Commitee requested that presenters or submitters provide their submissions in PDF format. For some reason, while the OIPC's original submission was a perfectly-searchable text-based PDF, their supplemental was not. It is a graphical PDF whose text cannot be read by machines, including by machines which assist human beings with sensory impairments to read digital content.

Here is the OIPC's supplemental submission with OCR (optical character recognition) applied to the page images, in order to make them legible and useable for a broader class of end users. In 2014, it should not be necessary for a third party to have to do this.



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