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NHS secretary opposes FoIA disclosure quoting ‘chilling effect’

The permanent secretary of the Department of Health, Una O’Brien, is opposing the information commissioner’s ruling for the government to reveal the risk assessments of the government’s NHS reforms, The Guardian reports.

The secretary said that publishing the documents …

Nurse uses FoIA to publish secret hospital reports on 20 patient deaths and severe malpractice

A nurse working at NHS Ayreshire and Arran has used the Freedom of Information Act to make public otherwise restricted hospital reports that cover more than 20 patient deaths

The BBC reports that Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has ordered an …

Freedom of Information requests expose McKinsey’s controversial role in NHS reform

A Freedom of Information investigation by the Mail on Sunday has revealed worrying links of an international management consultancy to the controversial Health and Social Care Bill.

McKinsey and Company has paid for a lavish trip to New York worth …

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 …

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 …

Scottish spin doctor’s bid to silence truth about referendum

Alex Salmond’s spin doctor was exposed last night for having attempted to stop an expert on referendums communicating to journalists that a two-question referendum plan was “not tenable”.

The Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Scotsman report that spin-doctor Kevin …

More than £20m wasted in ineffective Olympic survey

£22m of public money has been spent on a market research survey that could have funded the Great Britain Olympic sailing team for four years, The Times reports.

A Freedom of Information investigation has revealed the Active People Survey has …

Scotland’s ICO envisions FoIA future

Kevin Dunion, Scotland’s soon-to-depart Information Commissioner, has suggested that the FoIA be ammended in a number of ways to ensure it continues to be a useful piece of legislation.

The Times, The Herald, The Sun, The Telegraph and The …

Human Rights law forces disclosure of absolutely exempt information

The Information Tribunal ruled last month that freedom of information laws were applied in contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is a decision that could have wide consequences for information rights in the UK.

In June the …

The Times’ right to freedom of speech was denied by Charity Commission

The Times had its right to free speech denied when the Charity Commission claimed its inquiries into George Galloway’s alleged links to Saddam Hussein were exempt from Freedom of Information requests, the Information Tribunal has ruled.

The impact of the …

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