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Freedom of Information round-up week ending 8th March 2013

A round-up of Freedom of Information stories in the media and developments to the FOI act in the United Kingdom from the week ending 8th March 2013. By www.foidirectory.co.uk / @foidirectory

Storified by FOI Directory· Fri, Mar 08 2013 04:53:46

£53m credit is sat on unused Oyster cards
What a waste! 19 million Oyster cards worth £53m lie unused | News | LondonlovesBusiness.comThere are over 19 million Oyster cards lying unused for more than a year with over £53m in credit, it has emerged. These figures came out…
Porn is being blamed for children committing sex offences against other children 
Online porn blamed as children aged just FIVE are quizzed over sex offencesThe NSPCC blamed the shocking statistics on the growing ease of access to online pornography that ‘warps’ young people’s minds. More than…
University spends £22k on a charity event which raises £5k. *awkward* 
De Montfort University spent nearly £22,000 on flash mob event which raised £5,000De Montfort University spent nearly £22,000 on a dance event that raised about £5,000 for charity, it has been revealed. The university h…
Council workers visit “Sugar Daddy” dating website. 
"Sugar Daddy" dating site among most visited by Merton Council workers | News | LondonlovesBusiness.comMerton Council workers’ have diverse tastes in their favourite websites Merton Council workers have come under fire as their top 500 most…
Cheshire Police are being investigated after publishing the confidential information of 850 crime victims (by me). 
Police force investigated after publishing confidential details of crime victims in Freedom of Information responseA police force who published confidential information of the names and ethnicities of 850 victims of hate crime are being investigated by…
Finally the Information Commissioner has released his monthly newsletter. There isn’t much in it about FOI this time round. 
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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.