Lueders: Push for privacy used to justify government secrecy

Bill Lueders

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council President Bill Lueders says some elected officials in Wisconsin are using a push for privacy to justify efforts to block the release of public information.

Lueders made his case in this column for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

“The evocation of privacy as a justification of official secrecy is really just part of a larger push on the part of public officials to limit what the public can know about the actions and inactions of government,” Lueders wrote. “It serves their own interests more than anybody else’s.”