Friday, March 17, 2006

The British Intelligence view of FOI in 1974

The following document is an interesting artefact perhaps showing that we have moved a little in the last 30 years. It is a memo Historian Peter Hennessey found at the National Archives from the Cabinet Security and Policy Methods Committee (1974) about the risks posed to British Intelligence Information held in the US due to the US FOIA, noting the "serious threat" it posed to this information.

(The memo was distributed at the recent British Academy/National Archives conference on FOI)

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