Archive for the “Information rights” category

The web at 25 and a digital bill of rights

By Nick Holmes on March 14, 2014

Much has been made about the fact that the web is 25 years old this month. Certainly, it was 25 years ago that Tim Berners Lee, working at CERN, “invented” the web. But the much more significant date was April (…)

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Free access to the laws that bind us?

By Nick Holmes on August 17, 2006

Heather Brooke who blogs on FoI issues on Your Right to Know writes today in Technology Guardian about the Statute Law Databaseas part of its Free Our Data campaign under the headline “Access denied to the laws that govern us”. (…)

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Information released under the FOIA

By Nick Holmes on February 11, 2005

Schedules of information released in response to FOIA requests are beginning to appear on government websites. For example: DCA DTI MOD National Archives

Freedom of information access kicks off

By Nick Holmes on January 27, 2005

With full access rights under the Freedom of Information Act now in force, there is a plethora of information about the new regime. The Department for Constitutional Affairs is responsible for the Act’s implementation and includes full information on all (…)

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Freedom of Information website

By Nick Holmes on July 5, 2004

The DCA has launched what it bills as a website to assist the public authorities preparing for the Freedom of Information Act. In fact the URL currently points to the FOI pages on the DCA site. The Act comes into (…)

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Data Protection/Marketing: EU guidance on digital marketing

By Nick Holmes on April 21, 2004

The EU advisory working party on data protection and privacy issues in Europe, made up of the national Data Protection Commissioners of the member states, has published an opinion on the proper interpretation and application of that part of the (…)

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Freedom of Information: pressure on for implementation of FoI Act

By Nick Holmes on April 19, 2004

As we move closer to the moment when the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is brought fully into force on 1 January 2005, the Department for Constitutional Affairs has released an implementation roadmap for public bodies in England and Wales (…)

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