The Official Information Act (OIA) 1982 has made it easier for people to find out what is going on in Government. However, the impact of new technology on the meaning of 'open government' raises a raft of problems and possibilities for the operation of the current legislation.
The Law Commission’s latest issues paper, The Public’s Right to Know, sets out to discuss the issues with the OIA and the Local Government and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) 1987.
The paper puts forward a number of proposals and seeks submissions on them. The Commission would like to hear from you.