This project considered the impact of Freedom of Information Legislation on Whitehall and the civil service. It's main output was a book written by Robert Hazell, Ben Worthy and Mark Glover, based on interviews with officials, requesters and journalists.
This publication surveyed existing documentation and secondary literature in order to explore the state of play on FOI in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, three countries that legislated at three distinct periods of FOI’s evolution.
From 2008 to 2011, the Constitution Unit held a series of seminars and a conference on various topics to do with FOI. Click here to view a details of those events and download related resources.
The Constitution Unit studied FOI and data protection for many years. We were at the forefront of research which brought the Act into creation and conducted many consultancy projects to prepare organisations. Find a list of resources on the topic here.
The Constitution Unit put together a selection of the latest news and policy developments in Freedom of information and Data Protection from around the world, monthly in 2010 to 2012. Click here to view a list of those updates.