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Los Angeles Times - Re FOIA - Why it's OK for taxpayers to 'snoop' on scientists

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  1. seaturtle

    seaturtle

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    Article about the Freedom of Information Act and how it relates to scientists who receive public money.
    Discusses various controversial issues.

    Los Angeles Times

    Friday Aug 21 2015

    Op-Ed: Why it's OK for taxpayers to 'snoop' on scientists
    By CHARLES SEIFE, PAUL THACKER

    "If the public pays your salary, citizens have the right — within limits — to see what you're doing. That's the principle at the core of the federal Freedom of Information Act and of the many similar state freedom of information laws."

    Read on:
    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-e...cker-science-transparency-20150821-story.html
     
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  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    Maybe this can be tweeted to the people in the UK who continue to insist that requesting information is harassment.
    Good on the LA Times. Too bad it wasn't in the Guardian UK.
     
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