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Information Commissioner: FoI exemption for private companies is “perverse”

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, joined a panel of experts to discuss the ‘future of transparency’ at City University London last night. The panel discussed FoI requests, the value of openness, and what happens when the need for transparency meets …

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Experts urge government to protect freedom of information law

The government may clamp down on public access to information through reforms to the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, experts warned during a public conference in London on Tuesday.

A panel …

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 …

FOIA without the lawyer: now available on Amazon

Reporters and campaigners have been snapping up copies of a new guide to Freedom of Information stuffed with trade secrets published by The Centre for Investigative Journalism.

Brendan Montague and Lucas Amin, founders of the non-profit community interest company Request

Michael Hintze revealed as a funder of Lord Lawson’s climate thinktank

Michael Hintze, a leading Conservative party donor who runs the £5bn hedge fund CQS, has emerged as a financial backer of the climate sceptic thinktank founded by former chancellor, Lord Nigel Lawson.

The Global Warming Policy Foundation, launched …

Information Tribunal about sceptic charity donor receives global coverage

The climate sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation is a “highly connected political lobbying machine” and the Charity Commission should therefore disclose the name of its seed funder, a barrister told the Information Rights Tribunal according to a report in The …

Climate scientists support Request Initiative’s appeal for GWPF to reveal funders

The Guardian’s Leo Hickman reports today on next Friday’s Information Rights Tribunal when Request Initiative will appeal for the Global Warming Policy Foundation to reveal the identity its seed funder.

The newspaper says leading climate scientists are backing the appeal, …

Jim Hansen backs FOIA fight for sceptic Lord Lawson’s secret funder

Climate scientists will call on a British judge to disclose the identity of the seed funder to Lord Lawson’s climate sceptic think tank the Global Warming Policy Foundation, the Guardian reports today.

Professor James Hansen, adjunct professor at …