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==External Resources==
*Wikipedia: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WhatDoTheyKnow WhatDoTheyKnow]


Revision as of 22:47, 26 July 2011

WhatDoTheyKnow.com is a website which allows anyone to make a Freedom of Information request in public.[1][2]

  • Around 10% of requests to Central Government are made through WhatDoTheyKnow.com.[3]
  • over 5,000 public bodies have been added to the site, mainly by volunteers
  • The Information Commissioner has stated "we believe the most up-to-date informal list of all public

authorities is held on the website ‘WhatDoTheyKnow.com’."http://www.ico.gov.uk/about_us/how_we_comply/disclosure_log/~/media/documents/disclosure_log/IRQ0365760.ashx


  • Daily Telegraph best green websites - ranked number 2 [4][5]
  • New Media Awards - Democracy in Action Finalists 2008 [6][7]
  • New Media Awards - Innovation Winner 2008 [8]

ICO advice

The ICO advises information professionals to: "Check out websites and blogs that cover freedom of information issues, such as www.whatdotheyknow.com, ..." [9]

See also

External Resources