Information Policy definition: The set of rules, formal and informal, that directly restrict, encourage, or otherwise shape flows of information. Information policy includes:

Public policy issue: a fundamental enduring conflict among and between objectives, goals, customs, plans, activities and stakeholders, not likely to be resolved completely in favor of any polar position in that conflict, but changes in environment may require striking a fresh balance among conflicting forces from time to time.

Some of the public information policy issues it might be interesting to discuss today are: