Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Does technology investment lead to openness?

There is an excellent paper available entitled "Spin control and freedom of information: Lessons for the United Kingdom from Canada" by Professor Alasdair Roberts (Campbell Public Affairs institute, Syracuse Uni, NY) covering detailed research into the use of technology by Canadian public authorities to central manage and counter potentially damaging FOI requests (using an alerting system of categorising requests). Comparisons are then made with potential in the UK for similar scenarios. Well worth a read.

PDF available online

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