Sensitive FOI requests

I’ve often wondered how bodies with an interest in hiding things would react to ‘sensitive’ requests under Freedom of Information Act. Surely they don’t just throw up their hands, sigh “The game’s up”, and hand over the incriminating data – in fact if they exploit one of the many exemptions, they don’t have to.

No – you have to sneak up on them. Martin Bright admires Conservative researcher Richard Hardyment’s circumspect use of the Freedom of Information Act to find information on donors to the Labour Party.

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