Regulating the FOIA into obscurity?

This is a guest post from the redoubtable John Slater, whose tireless efforts to hold DWP to account are a lesson in how FOI should be used. John has had real success in wrestling information out of a stubborn and secretive system, but the post describes the hurdles in the way of the applicant, and the shameful way in […]

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Walk the walk

Chris Graham gave an impressive interview to the Guardian which is published today. It’s nice to see the Information Commissioner standing up for the principles of transparency and Freedom of Information in the face of what everyone can see is an establishment backlash. As the article says: “There are some very powerful voices saying it […]

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WDTK: Comment from Andrew Ecclestone

I think one of the issues is that which also affects Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  ISPs argue that, like the post and telephone companies, they can’t be held liable for what is transmitted via the communication channel that they provide.  They are simply neutral providers of a communications facility, and do not – and should […]

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