Freedom of Information is a right, is easy to do and is not expensive. FOI is vital to ensure the transparent operation of government. The aim of this brief article is to encourage everyone to be confident and assertive in questioning our offices of state.
The PSC and the Data Protection Bill 2018 drafts show how little respect government departments have for the integrity of our personal data. The cervical check scandal shows the contempt government agencies have for disseminating data – even to the point of killing us. Data from Garda, Housing, Employment and other arms of government cannot be trusted.