Access to information (ATI) laws offer one of the strongest tools citizens have for addressing corruption in their countries. As of 2012 at least 90 countries had laws giving the public the right to request and receive information held by the government.2 According to the Organization of American States (OAS), processes for requesting information should be regulated ‘by clear, fair and non-discriminatory rules which set reasonable timelines, provide for assistance to those requesting information, assure that access is free or limited to the cost of reproduction of records . . .’.3 Public authorities must provide specifi c reasons for not fulfi lling requests for information.