Thursday, July 19, 2012

Campaign responds to Simon Jenkins' attack on FOI

The Guardian has published a response by the Campaign for Freedom of Information to an attack on the FOI Act by the commentator Simon Jenkins.
Simon Jenkins takes a hefty swing at the Freedom of Information Act on the grounds that its "total disclosure" damages good government. (For the digital revolution, this is the Robespierre moment, 10 July). But there is no "total disclosure" under FOI as anyone who has grappled with the act's 13 pages of exemptions knows.
Read the full article here.

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