Freedom of Information requests

 

A number of Freedom of information requests have been turned down because the information also contains personal information on a 3rd party.       

A simple solution would be to redact any personal information with a black magic marker.   Thereby allowing information to be obtained by anyone. 

The Freedom of Information act should be amended to allow for this, and stop the withholding of publicly owned information.

Why is this idea important?

 

A number of Freedom of information requests have been turned down because the information also contains personal information on a 3rd party.       

A simple solution would be to redact any personal information with a black magic marker.   Thereby allowing information to be obtained by anyone. 

The Freedom of Information act should be amended to allow for this, and stop the withholding of publicly owned information.

Freedom of Information requests

A number of Freedom of information requests have been turned down because the information also contains personal information on a 3rd party.       

A simple solution would be to redact any personal information with a black magic marker.   Thereby allowing information to be obtained by anyone. 

The Freedom of Information act should be amended to allow for this, and stop the withholding of publicly owned information.

Why is this idea important?

A number of Freedom of information requests have been turned down because the information also contains personal information on a 3rd party.       

A simple solution would be to redact any personal information with a black magic marker.   Thereby allowing information to be obtained by anyone. 

The Freedom of Information act should be amended to allow for this, and stop the withholding of publicly owned information.