In the second episode of Adventures in Information, I talk to Gavin Sheridan.
Gavin is a journalist whose adventure in information has taken him from using freedom of information as part of the day job to setting up TheStory.ie, which broke stories using FOI, and on to being director of innovation at Storyful.
More recently Gavin has set up Right To Know, an NGO which has an interesting mission to make FOI requests and deal with reviews and appeals itself but also to assist individuals, organisations and journalists in dealing with FOI.
Gavin shares his experience and views on FOI and also explores the need for a high-level view on access to information – why freedom of information is important, and how information “needs to be liberated”.
- Gavin’s blog
- Right To Know
- Access Info Europe
- Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Digital Rights Ireland
- The Ferret
- ECJ press release on judgment in Digital Rights Ireland, striking down the Data Retention Directive
- What the Information Commissioner can review
- An overview on the changes introduced in the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (from Mason Hayes & Curran)
- Guide to access to information on the environment (from Citizens Information)
- High Court judgment in Nama v. Ocei (from TheStory.ie)
- Supreme Court judgment in Nama v. Ocei (from TheStory.ie)
- Note on ECJ decision Fish Legal v. Information Commissioner (from Eversheds)
- Aarhus Convention (Wikipedia)
- Gavin’s new legal information startup Vizlegal
- A post on access to court filings (from McGarr Solicitors)