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Response to ‘Making Open Data Real’ consultation

Response to the Cabinet Office’s ‘Making Open Data Real’ consultation. The response emphasises the extent to which the government’s vision of improvements to accountability, service quality, efficiency, choice and citizen empowerment depend on the FOI Act, since (a) although data may highlight discrepancies in performance, the broader right of access provided by the FOI Act is

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Evidence to the Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee

The Campaign made two written submissions to the Protection of Freedoms Bill Committee. The first was a brief note setting out the Campaign’s views on the Bill. The second was a more detailed submission on the Bill’s provisions on “datasets”. This expressed concern that the measures to remove copyright restrictions on datasets could be easily circumvented and called for

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“Unacceptable commercial exploitation” of Hansard and Statutes denies the public Internet access

The public is being denied access to Hansard and to Britain’s laws on the Internet because of HMSO’s policy of commercially exploiting Crown and Parliamentary copyright, says the Campaign for Freedom of Information. The Campaign wants HMSO to waive this “unacceptable” restriction and permit free on-line access to these essential materials And it warns that

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