Local authority handling of Freedom of Information requests: lessons from a research project

Savage, Ashley and Hyde, Richard (2013) Local authority handling of Freedom of Information requests: lessons from a research project. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, 19 (2). ISSN 1360-1326

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to report on early findings from a wide scale research project which relies on the effectiveness freedom of information provisions in order to obtain data. If freedom of information legislation does not function to ensure disclosures by public authorities, the research data necessary for the research would either not be available or would be much more difficult to obtain. In making FOIA requests, the authors hope to map the use of whistleblowing disclosures within a complex regulatory landscape, involving both local authorities and national regulators.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal was retitled 'European Journal of Current Legal Issues' in 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freedom of information, whistleblowing, local authorities
Subjects: M100 Law by area
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
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Depositing User: Ashley Savage
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 16:41
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 04:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7860

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