United States law that allows public access to certain information in government files, including information regarding clinical trials.
Meaning The Freedom of Information Act 2000 - The Act provides for a general right of access to information held by public authorities or by those providing services for public authorities. Read more about 'Freedom of Information'...
"The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides the public with a general right of access to information from all public authorities, including local authorities.” (IDeA guidance on FoI is available at http://www.idea-knowledge.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=263274)
Where members of the public are allowed access to documents held by government agencies at the federal, state and local levels. Also known as FOIâ€¢ Freedom of Informationâ€¢ Prisonersâ€¢ Social Security
the principle that the community should have access to information in the possession of the government and big business, in order to be better informed about their operations and practices.
Iimportant legislation for campaigning groups and some others to get material about decisions or reasearch undertaken by a wide range of public bodies. See Lobbying page.