This was in part achieved by the efforts of mysociety. They even had a helping tweet from Stephen Fry. By encouraging use of WriteToThem as shown by Ewan Spence and a Facebook group with over 8,500 members there was overwhelming support.
In the US, President Obama is also talking up Freedom of Information Act and transparency in Government.
Jeff Jarvis at BuzzMachine in Campaign by the internet, govern by the internet argues that we should abolish the Freedom of Information Act and instead make transparency the default for government’s business.
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