Data Policy Thoughts

Government forced to more openness

A brilliant result for mySociety and all who support openness in government, I guess that includes President Obama.

“And those of us who manage the public’s dollars will be held to account – to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day – because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.”

Today the UK Government shelved plans to exclude MP’s expenses from the Freedom of Information Act, a result of an active online campaign and the resulting loss of cross party support.

As Tom points out, this is a real example of the potential of citizen power in the age of the internet.

Great Stuff, and huge kudos to mySociety.

Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.

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