Maurice Frankel

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"Maurice Frankel has worked with the Campaign for Freedom of Information since it was set up in 1984, and has been its director since 1987. He has been closely involved with the Freedom of Information Act since its inception, in seeking to persuade the government to legislate, improving the bill during its Parliamentary passage, monitoring its use and providing training for requesters and public authorities. He is a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Information Rights User Group and of the Information Tribunal’s Information Rights User Group. He was a member of the Commonwealth Group of Experts whose Freedom of Information Principles were adopted by Commonwealth Law Ministers in 1999. He drafted the series of successful private members’ bills promoted by the Campaign which became the Access to Personal Files Act 1987, the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988, the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988 and the Access to Health Records Act 1990. " [1]

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  1. publicserviceevents Speakers, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2012.