Definition of freedom of information noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


freedom of information

BrE BrE//ˌfriːdəm əv ɪnfəˈmeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfriːdəm əv ɪnfərˈmeɪʃn//
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the right to see any information that a government has about people and organizations Culture Both the US and UK have a Freedom of Information Act that allows people to see certain information held by the government. In Britain, the government can keep some information secret under the Official Secrets Act, DA-notices and the thirty-year rule.
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