Thursday, May 10, 2007

Citizens and the Use of FOI Legislation

Citizens have “smaller” features than businesses or Media in the use of FOI legislation. Normally, two kinds of costs can discourage citizens’ FOI requests, including external costs and internal ones. External costs arise from the problems of information available, including unreasonable fees, broad exemptions and unreasonable review system. Internal costs occur from citizens' limited resources, such as money, knowledge and time that are very necessary to obtain government information.
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