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Freedom of information

When a citizen wants information from their government, it should be as easy as sending an email. And with Alaveteli, it is.

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New technologies and open data bring amazing possibilities for citizens — and the authorities who serve them. We’ve already started.

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29th July 2016 by Myfanwy

When you send a Freedom of Information request, a clock starts ticking. Here in the UK, public authorities have 20 working days in which to respond — but of course they can only do so if they’ve received the request. And, while email is generally reliable, we’re all familiar with the occasional mishaps it can…

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World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR2016)


Our Head of Research, Rebecca, will be presenting her paper 'ICT and citizen efficacy: The role of civic technology in facilitating government accountability and citizen…