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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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Welcome for greater online disclosure – but concern that contracting out will encourage secrecy

The government’s plans, announced today, to publish more information online about the quality of public services was welcomed by the Campaign for Freedom of Information.“The more that is published proactively, the less opportunity there will be for individual authorities to resist disclosure when the figures show that their performance is poor” the Campaign said.

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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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