FOI Man welcomes Government moves to improve transparency across the public sector. But a more pro-active approach to publication of data mustn’t be used as justification for (or a smokescreen for) weakening the right to make requests for information through the Freedom of Information Act.
FOI Man reports back from the Information Commissioner’s DPO Conference in Manchester
Government attitudes to FOI have to be judged by their approach to FOI requests as well as their announcements about openness and proactive disclosures. Extensions to FOI have to be effectively resourced.