New ICO Threatens “Fierce Approach”

Christopher Graham, Britain’s new Information Commissioner, has pledged to prosecute public officials who fail to comply with openness laws.

In his first newspaper interview Mr Graham told The Sunday Telegraph: “Shining the spotlight of publicity across a public service is how you find out where money is being wasted.”

“Freedom of Information has been ‘live’ for five years and some public authorities are better at addressing openness than others. But some are dragging their feet and my job is to get the slowcoaches to speed up and to realise my office will be on to them if they don’t get a move on.”

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