WhatDoTheyKnow.com helps people and organisations, including journalists, campaigners, activists, and academics obtain information from public bodies.
We enable people to make requests for information in public on our website and we automatically publish the subsequent correspondence and any response.
Our service enables the media, campaigners and others to cite their sources when taking action based on information released, improving the quality, effectiveness, and credibility, of reports, research and lobbying. What we do informs public debate and supports our democratic system.
We run our website at WhatDoTheyKnow.com on which, at the time of writing, 681,180 requests for information to 24,754 authorities have been made.
We support our users by providing advice, keeping our database of public bodies up to date, and we strive to respond responsibly to requests to take material down from our website.
We campaign for greater transparency in the public sector, and specifically for more effective, and better enforced, access to information laws.
WhatDoTheyKnow.com is one of a number of projects/services run by mySociety
We are looking for volunteers to help us do more to highlight, and encourage, great uses of our Freedom of Information website WhatDoTheyKnow.com...