Public encouraged to ask for info on RTK Day
(CNS): The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is celebrating Right to Know Day Friday and is encouraging everyone to file information requests with government about the things they want to know. With the theme of “It's yours just ask”, the office is encouraging people to use the law. According to the latest statistics from the office, since the introduction of the law, which has seen a sea change in the relationship between the government and the public, well over 2,300 requests to government have been made. The ICO heralds the success of the law as it has begun to influence public authorities to proactively publish information.
While there are still problems with some government agencies and although information managers seem to be taking longer to respond to request, on the whole the government is releasing more information than ever before.
As part of raising awareness about the law, the ICO is asking everyone to wear blue on Friday and then join them at Market at the Grounds on Saturday morning for the coconut festival.
See the full statistics report and more details about the RTK campaign and events below.
|RTK 2012 - Statistics Report FINAL 2012-09-17.pdf||412.16 KB|
|Coconut festival flyer.pdf||279.23 KB|
|ICO- Man on the street_FINAL18SEPT.pdf||1.42 MB|
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