Questions tagged [freedom-of-information]

Questions related to laws that allow non-government officials to request data from governments or its agencies.

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What would be the benefits of requiring representatives to publish all official letters and correspondence?

Would a population benefit from a requirement that all elected representatives publish their administrative correspondence, i.e. all emails from one civil servant to another? What would be the costs ...
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Do freedom-of-information laws increase corruption?

That's the general conclusion of a 2007 study: It has been argued that greater transparency is needed to reduce corruption. One way of increasing transparency is through the adoption of Freedom ...