Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 was introduced by the British Government in the year 2000.
The Act creates a general right of access, on request, to information held by public authorities. That means any member of the public may demand that withheld information about them is released to them.
Although there are some groups which are exceptions to the Act, it covers over 19,000 authorities.
References[change | change source]
- 59 things that would have stayed secret. The Times, 05.03.2007. 
- "Independent Review of the impact of the Freedom of Information Act: A REPORT PREPARED FOR THE DEPARTMENT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS", Frontier Economics Ltd, October 2006. Retrieved on 2012-05-28.
- "Every expense spared", The Economist, 19 December 2006, Number 8532, page 46. Retrieved on 2011-07-20.
- "Freedom of Information official site for making and viewing requests".