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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 …

Freedom of information and the public interest: a discussion

Tomorrow evening Request Initiative will host a roundtable discussion on the public interest and FoIA led by barrister, information law specialist and member of our board Robin Hopkins.

Robin advises the Information Commissioner’s Office, local authorities and other public bodies …

ICO conference 2012: Give journalists more access to personal data, argues barrister

Journalists should be granted greater access to sensitive personal data in cases where publication has a strong public interest under the Freedom of Information Act, a leading barrister told data protection officers today.

Robin Hopkins, a practicing barrister specialising in …

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 …

Lord Lawson should name funder of climate sceptic think tank, judge told

THERE IS “enormous public interest” in naming the climate sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation’s seed donor and “a pressing need to scrutinise” any links he has with the oil and coal industry, an information tribunal judge heard today (Friday, January …