Julian Assange calls it the "secrecy tax" -- the reduction in efficiency within governments as politicians and bureaucrats, in terror of transparency, try to hide their deliberations from any medium that might be exposed to the public by due process, a whistleblower or hacker. And apparently senior public servants are eager to pay it.
FOI rollback the latest round in the war on transparency
Public servants are boasting about how they evade Freedom of Information laws -- and want to roll them back. It's all part of a government war on transparency.