Matthew Burgess

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.

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The ICO tried to prosecute a councillor for deleting dog poo...

It's illegal under the UK's Freedom of Information law to deliberately delete, alter or destroy records once a request for information has been made....