Access My Info (AMI) is a web application that enables citizens to request access to their personal information from a variety of companies and government departments. It guides the user via a step-by-step wizard and generates a letter that can be sent to the institution controlling the data.
The AMI project is a collaboration between Open Effect and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (University of Toronto).
AMI has also been released in Hong Kong in a partnership with Dr. Lokman Tsui from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and HK advocacy groups In-media and Keyboard Frontline.
AMI is designed so that Canadians can better understand how their personal information is collected and managed. Canadians demonstrably care about their privacy, but often rely on others — academics, government officials, non-profits — to explain how their information is managed and whether their privacy is at risk. AMI lets Canadians take control by requesting their own personal information and coming to their own conclusions about the appropriateness of telecommunications service providers’ practices.
This project was supported by a grant from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)’s Community Investment Program.
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Access My Info (AMI) is a web application that enables you to find out what a variety of different companies know about you. It guides you via a step-by-step wizard to generate a formal letter that requests access to your personal information. This letter can then be sent via postal mail or email to the respective company’s privacy officer.
This work is based on Access My Info by the Citizen Lab and Open Effect and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.