FOI Act Damaging Research @timeshighered?

An interesting article about unintended consequences from the Freedom of Information Act: The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is being used in ways that its creators did not intend, and universities are bearing the cost. While the act aims to make the functioning of government (and government-funded organisations such as universities) more open, an unintended consequence is that researchers may be forced to hand over unpublished data. The protection of freedoms bill, now in its…