Transparency and FOI Event Newspeak House, London 19th April 2017 6.30 pm


Dear All, an event that may be of interest...

Freedom of Information and openness- why bother? The past, present and future of transparency in the UK

This event looks at why politicians push openness, how they try and back out of it and what happens once the policies are in place. It will look across FOI and Open Data in the UK and offer some thoughts on what may happen to the transparency agenda with Brexit.

[Dr Ben Worthy](, Birkbeck College, University of London
Martin Rosenbaum BBC FOI expert

The discussion coincides with the publication of Ben’s new book on this topic, ‘The Politics of Freedom of Information: How and Why Governments Pass Laws That Threaten Their Power’. The first chapter is available online here.

To register follow the link here