Richard Thomas, who was UK Information Commissioner between 2002 and 2009, says people always think there is something to hide if information is withheld. Photo: David Wong

Access to government information crucial to expose wrongdoing, says former UK commissioner

Former British information chief says city must balance right to privacy with need for openness and allow public access to government data

Richard Thomas, who was UK Information Commissioner between 2002 and 2009, says people always think there is something to hide if information is withheld. Photo: David Wong
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