International Conference of Information Commissioners

An article in The Saratogian newspaper of Saratoga, New York reports from the third annual International Conference of Information Commissioners in Cancun, Mexico. It was the largest gathering of its kind with 400 people in attendance from 50 countries.

Official: US must do more to provide for open government

ALBANY — The U.S. could improve its freedom of information laws by following the example of nations that have just recently adopted them, a state official said Friday.

However, the UK’s Freedom of Information Act is not mentioned as one of the examples to follow. Despite being under sustained attack since September 11, the US FOIA still allows far greater access than the British Act.

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