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Private emails, public accountability?

Government Ministers have been using private email accounts to conduct official business. This was the case throughout the pandemic, when Boris Johnson and others were making important, costly decisions. So far our legal action to challenge the practice hasn’t succeeded, but we’re not giving up. We’re now seeking an appeal hearing in the Supreme Court.

Case overview

The use of private communications has not only put our national security at risk, but led to the deletion of crucial records and information that should be available for public scrutiny. We don’t just think this situation is wrong, we believe it’s unlawful. This is why we are taking legal action against the Government to try to force it to put in place proper policies to close this accountability gap for good.