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Tate Members Challenge Secret Sponsorship Deal with BP

During the Tate’s Annual General Meeting this evening multiple members of the Tate Gallery openly challenged the art institutions committed secrecy surrounding its partnership with oil giant BP during the run up to an Information Tribunal Judgement that may force

Transparency and Accountability Bill to “restore the public’s right to know” has its second reading in Parliament

A private member’s bill sponsored by Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming had its second reading on Friday. If the bill becomes law, the public for the first time will be able to make Freedom of Information requests to private organisations

Observer Ideas – Edward Snowden on information storage, data mining and political participation

Hosted at Europe’s largest multi-arts conference centre, the Barbican’s primary stage played host to a host of speakers all connected by their struggle for public empowerment.

One such speaker was Edward Snowden on live stream from Moscow, discussing surveillance and

Increased transparency rules for councils

Earlier this week, the government published a new edition of the Local Government Transparency Code that will require local authorities to publish greater details in regards to profits and assets.

Announced by the department for Communities and Local Government, local …

Hundreds of armed service personnel investigated

Hundreds of armed service personnel investigated

Figures released by the Ministry of Defence show that MDP officers have a total of 314 “open” and ongoing inquiries into possible criminal behaviour by either defence staff or civilian contractors. The list of …

Tobacco giant JTI goes on offensive over ‘plain’ packs

Tobacco giant JTI goes on offensive over ‘plain’ packs

Tobacco group JTI has gone on the offensive over ‘plain’ tobacco packaging with a national ad campaign claiming that the government does not fully accept that it would help cut rates …

Only 34 locals given jobs at BBC Salford exploding claim that move would create work for local people

Only 34 locals given jobs at BBC Salford exploding claim that move would create work for local people

Just 34 local people have been given jobs at the BBC’s £200million new northern headquarters, it emerged yesterday. Out of 2,300 people …

Five officers in Met’s phone-hacking probe face misconduct allegations

Five officers in Met’s phone-hacking probe face misconduct allegations

Five police officers and a civilian worker involved in the Metropolitan police’s phone-hacking investigation have faced misconduct allegations, Scotland Yard has confirmed.

The group included three detective constables and a civilian …

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

The Scottish government has dropped contentious plans to keep all communications between ministers and senior Royal Family members a secret.

Ministers said the move would bring Scotland into line with the rest of the …

ICO deputy commissioner advises against FOIA costs

Requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act should remain free of charge, advised Deputy Information Commissioner Graham Smith on Wednesday night at City University.

Mr Smith was addressing a Request Initiative seminar on the Justice Select Committee’s post-legislative scrutiny …

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