On Failure of Information Processing Infrastructure
Any time the failure of a segment of the state information processing
infrastructure impinges on the ability of a decision-making employee
of the state to fulfill his responsibilities, and to determine what
constitutes lawful conduct, the individual is to exercise his own
judgement such that he can reasonably expect his conduct to not result
in the abridgement of the rights of others. Provided he exercises his
judgement in good will, he cannot be held accountable for any
eventualities solely on the basis of that eventuality resulting in
some way from his decisions during an information processing failure.
Misrepresentation of a properly operating information processing
system as malfunctioning, and deliberate causation of malfunction with
intent to misrepresent the malfunction as unintentional, are crimes.
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