House leaders on Friday called for an “immediate and comprehensive assessment” of congressional cybersecurity policies, after an embarrassing data breach led to the disclosure of details of confidential ethics investigations reported WAPO http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20091031/ARTICLE/910311044/2112/BUS
The newly disclosed document remained available on public file-sharing computer networks, according to security experts although the paper declined to offer the link.
There remains a presumption of innocence, right?
“People just want to be informed so they can be part of the process,” said Rhyne, who added that the public is less suspicious if such complaints are dealt with openly. Legislators under investigation should be allowed some privacy, but there should be more public access to the proceedings, she said.http://hamptonroads.com.nyud.net/2009/10/poll-most-virginians-want-public-ethical-misconduct-inquiries (Megan Rhyne, is the executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.)
In a surprising but expected move, ” Today marks a major milestone in government transparency — and an important lesson in the unintended consequences of such vigorous disclosure. We previously announced that the White House in December of this year would — for the first time in history — begin posting all White House visitor records under the terms of our new voluntary disclosure policy. The list of who’s who that visited is at –
Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/30/white-house-releases-visi_n_340578.html
William Ayers name appears on the list, but The White House has claimed the visitor was a different Ayers.