»Stay in touch Sign up to our newsletter for event invitations and the best information law news.

Posts Tagged ‘Ministry of Justice’

Weekly News Round-Up: Public bodies, prisoners and pavements

Concerns over rise in Scottish FoI failures

An increasing number of public bodies are failing to respond to Freedom of Information requests, the Scottish Information Commissioner has reported.

In her annual report, Rosemary Agnew said there had been a 14% …

Freedom of Information v Open Government

Transparency advocates may find it bizarre that a report on open government fails to discuss the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The omission of FOIA is no accident, writes Lucas Amin, who suggests the government may try to hamstring the

Julian Assange reveals GCHQ messages discussing Swedish extradition

Julian Assange reveals GCHQ messages discussing Swedish extradition

Authorities at GCHQ, the government eavesdropping agency, are facing embarrassing revelations about internal correspondence in which Wikileaksfounder Julian Assange is discussed, apparently including speculation that he is being framed by Swedish authorities …

Ken Loach demands release of ‘Shrewsbury 24′ classified documents

Film-maker Ken Loach joined union leaders and actor Ricky Tomlinson today to step up the pressure on the government to release documents relating to the case of 24 building workers arrested four decades ago after taking part in a strike.…

Royal Family can’t ignore public’s right to know, insist MSPs

Royal Family can’t ignore public’s right to know, insist MSPs

Plans to let the Royal Family escape the glare of Freedom of Information (FOI) laws in Scotland have been rejected by MSPs who say they should face the same scrutiny …

Details of innocent people are still being held on DNA database

Details of innocent people are still being held on DNA database

The Government is failing to delete innocent people from Britain’s vast DNA database, according to figures released today which shows that nearly 70,000 under-16s have now had their genetic …

Police may withhold report on officer hired by News Corp

Scotland Yard says it is considering keeping secret a report detailing questions about the conduct and integrity of a police chief who went on to be hired by part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

Former Scotland Yard commander Ray …

Police custody death toll higher than officials admit, FoIA shows

The deaths of people forcibly restrained under police custody are more than the official numbers, a FoIA request by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed.

The Independent and TBIJ’s website both report that a number of cases were …

Three new bodies subject to FoIA

The Ministry of Justice has just increased the scope of the FoIA to include three new bodies, its official website announced this week.

From now on, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the university admissions body UCAS, and …

Anglo Irish Bank eligible for EIR requests

Anglo Irish Bank, which was nationalised in January 2009, is eligible for environmental information requests, said the Irish Commissioner for Environmental Information, Emily O’Reilly.

Although the bank had refused requests in the past on the basis that it is not …