Remember the case of Cheshire West and Chester Council, the authority which sent out a press release about its plans to charge for FOI requests?
Cheshire West and Chester Council has come up with another way of silencing those who like to ask awkward questions: It made someone who is either on its payroll or no longer on its payroll sign an agreement not to submit FOI requests or Data Protection Act requests.
[My comment: Cheshire West and Chester Council prefer it if people accepted council spin rather than look for the truth. Hence their fear of whistle blowers, complainants and the Freedom of Information Act.]
Read the full story from the source: David Higgerson
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