The FOI Clearing House: an openDemocracy investigation into freedom of information at the heart of government

September 28, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 3:10 pm

Speaker: Jenna Corderoy (openDemocracy, UK)

Part of the Right to Know across Europe: impacts and lessons learned session of TICTeC Show and Tells 2021
Tuesday 28th September, 15:00 – 16:00 BST

openDemocracy’s Jenna Corderoy discussed her recent investigations into the Clearing House, a unit within the UK Cabinet Office that “advises on” and “coordinates” FOI requests referred by government departments. openDemocracy has uncovered alarming evidence that the Clearing House blocks the release of information and causes lengthy delays. openDemocracy’s investigations and subsequent FOI tribunal hearing over Clearing House documents have sparked a UK parliamentary inquiry.