Judge slams Michael Gove’s office as openDemocracy wins transparency court case
Exclusive: UK government accused of ‘profound lack of transparency’ as openDemocracy wins legal victory over...
Why we’re taking the UK government to court to protect Freedom of Information
openDemocracy is taking legal action over the Cabinet Office’s ‘Orwellian’ Clearing House that vets FOI requests and...
British government slammed by regulator over ‘unacceptable’ FOI failures
Stinging criticism of Gove’s Cabinet Office laid bare in new openDemocracy analysis. Tory MP calls for...
Fleet Street editors unite to demand ‘urgent’ action on Freedom of Information
Gove under pressure as Guardian, Times, Telegraph, FT, Mirror and others sign openDemocracy letter calling for...
Published in: Freedom of Information: InvestigationRevealed: Government’s ‘Orwellian’ unit blocked infected blood scandal disclosure
Campaigner whose father died of HIV calls secrecy ‘outrageous’; staff in Michael Gove’s Cabinet Office cited Chilcot...
Published in: Freedom of InformationHow the UK government is undermining the Freedom of Information Act
From delaying tactics and stonewalling to schoolboy errors, the government is making its disdain for transparency laws clear.
Published in: Freedom of Information: OpinionIs the government’s secretive ‘Clearing House’ lawful? An expert explains
When government departments share the names of people making freedom of information requests, they may be breaking...
Published in: Freedom of InformationPioneering FOI peer calls for investigation into ‘Orwellian’ Cabinet Office unit
Lord Clark calls for inquiry in wake of openDemocracy’s revelations about the secretive unit ‘blacklisting’...
Published in: Freedom of Information: OpinionI sent FOIs to UK government departments – then they shared my personal data
openDemocracy reporter Jenna Corderoy on her personal experiences of trying to prise information from an...
Published in: Freedom of Information: InvestigationUK government running ‘Orwellian’ unit to block release of ‘sensitive’ information
Exclusive: Secretive Cabinet Office 'Clearing House' for Freedom of Information requests also accused of...
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