FOIA disclosures: ‘motive blindness’ and risks to mental health – Panopticon

Posted February 27th, 2014 in disclosure, freedom of information, mental health, news, tribunals by sally

‘Some FOIA ‘mantras’ frustrate requesters, such as judging matters as at the time of the request/refusal, regardless of subsequent events. Others tend to frustrate public authorities, such as ‘motive blindness’. A recent Tribunal discusses and illustrates both principles – in the context of the distress (including a danger to mental health) likely to arise from disclosure.’

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Panopticon, 26th February 2014