Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Whatdotheyknow.com is essentially a website for making Freedom of information requests of UK public bodies. Problem is UK public bodies hate it, hate it, hate it, possibly more than they hate FOI requests themselves. Why do they hate them? well because they automatically publish responses for all to see and search in future, in theory saving public bodies time and money as people don't keep making the same request time and time again. 

Any whose the point of the wrong unintelligible ramble is that the House of Commons has just been slapped down by the information commissioner and told to play nice (here). Hopefully that is another shady cloak of secrecy stripped from the traditionally morose and evasive UK Executive sector. 

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