Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Challenges to FOI

Alasdair Roberts in his recent articles ' Open Government: The Challenges Ahead' and 'The Global Movement for Government Transparency: The Challenges Ahead' explores three challenges to open government, including:

The first of these challenges is ongoing official resistance to rules that require increased transparency. The second of these challenges arises from profound changes in the structure of the public sector, which also have the effect of undercutting transparency rules. The third challenge is posed by the advent of information technologies, which will revolutionize the way in which information is stored within government agencies.

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