Public toilets are essential for the wellbeing, dignity and mobility of many. Here’s how open data helps them. A slide deck.
RTI (also known as FOI) laws create a new type of relationship between government and civil society. Fumega and Scrollini argue that civil society-led FOI portals have affected RTI regimes in a positive way.
Years of FOI requests and appeals finally led to the turning point in Access Info Europe’s quest to open up travel expenses: an online request campaign.
In Germany, there’s no requirement for eateries to display food safety ratings, and no publicly accessible register. FragDenStaat’s FOI campaign ‘Pot Secret’ rallied members of the public to request food safety reports from their local authorities.
The Clearing House is a unit within the UK Cabinet Office that “advises on” and “coordinates” FOI requests referred by government departments.
Ten European FOI sites were used in this Netherlands-based investigation into the thousands of children who go missing as they migrate across European borders.
Quaint footage of seaside towns and villages, and boasts about successful projects, in fact concealed a misuse of public resources for the purposes of incumbents’ campaigns.
mySociety discusses their work comparing different systems of regulation in place within the UK’s devolved nations, and share parts of their upcoming research comparing systems of regulation across Europe.
Open data in France looks somewhat like the leaning tower of Pisa: a beautiful building (open data is mandatory by law), but weakened because its foundations (the Freedom of Information Act) are in bad shape.
The Give Them Time campaign used Freedom of Information requests, sent via WhatDoTheyKnow.com, to get the law changed, so that more children in Scotland can benefit from more time at nursery school.
Leak sites are web-based initiatives which usually employ encryption and anonymisation technologies for concealing the identity of whistleblowers.
Putting the capital’s unused commercial properties to use as ‘meanwhile spaces’. Slide deck.