The UK’s Freedom of Information website
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, public bodies in the UK are obliged to respond to requests for recorded information.
Is this something we all routinely access? No: perhaps because people don’t commonly know that they have this right. Even if they do, it’s not always simple to work out how to make a request.
mySociety launched WhatDoTheyKnow to tackle that issue, and bring the power of the Freedom of Information Act to everybody.
It’s easy to make or browse FOI requests
Not only do we make it super-easy to formulate a request and send it to the right contact in the right department of your chosen authority – but we publish all the requests and responses in an online archive.
Over 200,000 requests have been made to date, and that figure is going up by the hour.