Freedom of Information Act

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• Caitlin Russell

“It appears that Freedom of Information (hereinafter FOI) laws have never been loved by their parents. When US President Lyndon Johnson signed the world's first FOI Act into law in 1966, he was so keen not to be associated with it that – uniquely among modern Presidential enactions – there was no photographer present to capture the historic moment. It is fitting that Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, who gave the UK its own FOI Act, has since attempted to disassociate himself from the law he presented to the Queen for Royal Assent in 2000.”
Garrick Alder (2017)  The British state’s failed attempt to kill off the Freedom of Information Act [1]

 

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Freedom of Information Act 2000
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