Spankymonkey wrote:Goldensyrups criticism was not aimed at those who make FOI requests but those whose job it is to respond to them.
So did you miss where I said:
b1969 wrote:I have worked in and commentated on the field of FOI since the Act was passed in 2000 (not 2002) and have...disclosed huge amounts of information
b1969 wrote:the Act has been a significant enhancement of our democracy, and it disappoints me to see unwarranted criticism of it.
Spankymonkey wrote:Again, I saw no criticism of Goldensyrup aimed at the Act, but those whose job it is to ensure it is correctly enforced. I understand that the ICOs function forms part of the act but certainly not the substance of it.
I'm not sure what the following passage is if it's not a criticism of how the FOI Act functions:
Goldensyrup wrote:The concept that 'I have a right to information' via the 2002 act only applies in my experience if the public body decide it wishes to release that information to you and when the don't when they should it is an uphill struggle in which the ICO are as useful as a chocolate teapot.
Spankymonkey wrote:I'm sure those authorities who wilfully and regularly fail to obey their obligations under FOI would thank you for your defence of them b1969, but thus far all you've managed to do is deflect GoldenSyrups criticism's away from those aspects you can't defend, and onto aspects that you can defend.
There are some recalcitrant public authorities - I have said so in this thread and it us both unfair and disingenuous of you not to acknowledge that. I'm not aware of any "deflection" - if you'd care to point me to where I've done this I'll readily address it.