Talk:Freedom of information

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Freedom of Information Act[edit]

Why does this page re-direct to Freedom of Speech? Surely, at the very least, there should be a disambiguation page which included Freedom of Information Act? Shedden 15:02, 12 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Disambiguation[edit]

This was a sort of dismbiguation page, I have extended it into its won article. Still needs work. --SasiSasi (talk) 17:29, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Sources for extension[edit]

[1] [2] --SasiSasi (talk) 01:07, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with File:Internet police officer chacha.jpg[edit]

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Privacy?[edit]

I don't see how freedom of information can possibly be an extension of the right to privacy. Can someone explain this? .froth. (talk) 03:13, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

I came here to post the exact same comment. This sounds an awful lot like double speak to me. Harburg (talk) 15:21, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Redlinked articles to create[edit]

  1. United Nations Commission on Transnational Corporations
  2. Harrington Investments

Cirt (talk) 07:36, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Primary subject[edit]

In my view, this article is not about the primary 'Freedom of information' topic, which is currently at Freedom of information legislation. Would be better if this article is renamed Freedom of information (Internet)? Any views on this? --Kleinzach 01:47, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Actually looking at this again, maybe the easiest thing to do with be to move the first two sentences (first paragraph0 to the beginning of the internet section)? Then the article can cover the subject in a broad way. --Kleinzach 06:50, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
I've now followed up on this. I hope the structure of the article is now clearer and more coherent. It may be an idea to split this article in the future. --Kleinzach 01:15, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

RfC concerning the Lavabit email service[edit]

There is a request for comments (RfC) that may be of interest. The RfC is at

Talk:Lavabit#RfC: Should information about Lavabit complying with previous search warrants be included?

At issue is whether we should delete or keep the following text in the Lavabit article:

Before the Snowden incident, Lavabit had complied with previous search warrants. For example, on June 10, 2013, a search warrant was executed against Lavabit user Joey006@lavabit.com for alleged possession of child pornography.

Your input on this question would be very much welcome. --Guy Macon (talk) 05:04, 29 August 2013 (UTC)