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Tag Archives: Records management
Sir John Grieve and the Arcana Imperii: private accountability made public
Records in an archives create a public legacy to hold public official to account. As records allow powerful figures to be held to account, there can be a desire to control what is held and accessible in archives. In a … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice, transparency Tagged Archives, Metropolitan Police Service, Operation Othona, Records management, Sir John Grieve Comments Off on Sir John Grieve and the Arcana Imperii: private accountability made public
Will the reform of FOIA create empty archives: The myth, the threat, or the reality?
In the recent discussions around the future of FOIA, there have been important actors missing: records management and archives. Their absence creates three problems. Two are understandable and relatively minor. The third is the most subtle and the most dangerous … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, FOIA, Government, local government, public sector, transparency Tagged foi requests, FOIA, foia requests, Freedom of Information Act, Inga-Britt Ahlenius, missing records, Records management, Swedish National Audit Office Comments Off on Will the reform of FOIA create empty archives: The myth, the threat, or the reality?
Freedom of Information Act is the grain of sand in an oyster of records that creates pearls of transparency
An important actor has been missing from the recent discussions around the future of FOIA. The missing organisation is the National Archives. The National Archives did not give any written evidence to the post legislative scrutiny of Freedom of Information. … Continue reading
Posted in FOIA, Government, public sector, transparency Tagged FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, National Archives, Records management 8 Comments