FOI Archive to be launched

A couple of years ago I visited the National Security Archives in Washington DC, USA and thought: wouldn’t it be great if we had something similar in Britain – a searchable digital archive of freedom of information requests and responses available freely to all. I asked if anyone else was interested in such a project.

The good people at mySociety have now decided to create a Freedom of Information Archive. Not only that, but it will borrow from their other successful sites (TheyWorkForYou and WriteToThem) by providing a central electronic portal for filing requests. This will be a great boon to citizens’ rights, and iy will make it easier to file, track and appeal requests.

mySociety will start building the system in early 2007. For more information see the mySociety website.

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