A response to the Freedom of Information consultation

A cross-party commission is currently considering changes to the Freedom of Information Act in this country. Their call for evidence invites individuals and organisations to submit a response to the proposed restrictions.

mySociety, together with the WhatDoTheyKnow volunteer administration team, and with evidence from our associates and partners around the world, will be submitting a response. As you might expect, we argue against the proposed restrictions, and in favour of extending rights to information. If you would like to read it, you can do so herepdf.

And if you would like to submit your own evidence, you have only until Friday to do so.

There are also a number of smaller, but still useful actions you can take – see our earlier blog post.

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      • You’re right, and this was flagged up in our draft version but not in the one we put live – we didn’t think anyone would notice! By the time the commission read the submission, that post will be live.