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Jon Baines, Data Protection Advisor, Dispute Resolution

Jon Baines on the Government's response to PACAC recommendations for Open Democracy

Posted on 11 July 2022

Jon Baines, Senior Data Protection Specialist and FOI advisor, was quoted in a recent piece by OpenDemocracy.

The campaign group reported how the Government has rejected every recommendation made to it on Freedom of Information (FOI) and transparency by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) and the Information Commissioner John Edwards.

Jon commented: "FOI in central government is in a parlous state, with poor compliance against statutory response times, low levels of disclosure and multiple instances of excessive sharing of requesters' details across departments. One expected at least an acceptance that improvements could be made, but that expectation has been shown to have been naïve".

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