Maurice Frankel delivers the Using the Freedom of Information Act! Practical Training for Journalists workshop. He has worked with the Campaign for Freedom of Information since it was set up in 1984, and has been its director since 1987. He was actively involved in persuading the government to introduce the Freedom of Information Act and in seeking improvements to the legislation in Parliament.
He now trains requesters and public authority staff in the legislation. He was a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Information Rights User Group. He sat on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister’s review group looking at aligning the Local Government Act 1972 with the FOI Act. He drafted the successful private members’ bills which became the Access to Personal Files Act 1987, the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 and the Access to Health Records Act 1990.