A media article reports that a 65-year old female who worked for a government department has been, arrested on suspicion of an offence under the official secret act, section 1
This subsection reads as amended: “1.(1) If any person for any purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the State: (a) approaches, [inspects, passes over] or is in the neighbourhood of, or enters any prohibited place within the meaning of this Act; or
(b) makes any sketch, plan, model, or note which is calculated to be or might be or is intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy; or
(c) obtains, [collects, records, or publishes,] or communicates to any other person [any secret official code word, or password, or] any sketch, plan, model, article, or note, or other document or information which is calculated to be or might be or is intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy; he shall be guilty of a felony.
The vast majority of people may not believe that government should have any secret from the electorate, but if we do not have some protocol in place to protect ourselves, we become chaotic.
While I do not believe the government should keep all this secret, I, however, think there is some information that the general public does not need to know.