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Posts Tagged ‘Dominic Grieve’

Queen’s speech revives ‘snooper’s charter’ legislation

Queen’s speech revives ‘snooper’s charter’ legislation

The government appears to have left open the door to the resurrection of the controversial “snooper’s charter” bill to track everyone’s email, internet and mobile text use. Whitehall sources confirmed that the possibility of …

FOIA: “The pursuit of transparency is leading to dishonesty and intrigue”

Freedom of Information Act: The pursuit of transparency is leading to dishonesty and intrigue

‘You idiot. You naïve, foolish, irresponsible, nincompoop.” That is Tony Blair’s description of Tony Blair, on page 516 of his memoirs. Last month, the former home …

The Day in FoIA: US government “outsources transparency”, Welsh assembly at the Supreme Court and Danish opposition to new FOIA

Transparency Outsourced as U.S. Hires Vendors for Disclosure Aid

The next time you submit a Freedom of Information Act request to the U.S. government, it may end up in the hands of a company you’ve never heard of.

At least …

Cabinet’s Iraq war files will stay secret for three decades after publication is blocked by Attorney General

Cabinet’s Iraq war files will stay secret for three decades after publication is blocked by Attorney General

Secret Cabinet papers on the decision to invade Iraq could be kept from the public for three decades.

The crucial minutes of ministerial …