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1st August 2022 by Helen Cross
While running mySociety’s Freedom of Information service WhatDoTheyKnow.com we’ve noticed that some public authorities are refusing to process valid FOI requests made via email, including some sent via our website. A few public authorities have gone so far as to switch off their dedicated FOI email addresses, and have been telling our users that they…
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mySociety convenes the renowned TICTeC (The Impacts of Civic Technology) series, bringing together civic tech organisations, policymakers and the global research community to enable better sharing of technology, insights and experience.
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