freedom of information

Definitions

Computing

  • noun the opportunity and ability to examine computer records, either(referring to government activities or about individuals)

Information & Library Science

Law

  • noun the principle of allowing citizens access to information held by government bodies and other bodies, enshrined in the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Media Studies

  • noun the idea that citizens of a country should have free access to any information that is in the public interest

Politics

  • noun the right of government information being available to ordinary people, or of official records about private people being available to each person concerned
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