Research on Open Data and Transparency

What Do They Know? A New Study on Alaveteli sites

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mySociety’s site is one of the big success stories of the UK FOI Act. The site allows the public (and others) to publish their FOI requests and responses and now accounts for 10 % of all requests made (see mySociety’s evidence to Parliament for the Justice Select Committee’s post-legislative scrutiny of FOI).

This new study by┬áSavita Bailur and Tom Longley looks at the 27 similar sites around the world that use mySociety’s model and what effect they have had-see the literature review, assessment and conclusions.

See for example

There are also other useful FOI sites like the EU ‘wobbing’ site here (you’ll have to click on the link to find out what wobbing is…)



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