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Public bodies in the UK must make it easier for businesses to re-use the information they hold from the middle of next month, under new regulations that have been passed by parliament. 30 Jun 2015
FOCUS: The UK government must give new guidance to public authorities on when government ministers can exercise powers of veto to prevent the disclosure of information under freedom of information (FOI) laws. 02 Jun 2015
Struan Robertson, Editor of OUT-LAW, interviewed David Smith on 9th January 2006. Mr Smith assumed the role of Deputy Commissioner with the Information Commissioner's Office on 16th January 2006.
This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in March 2008.
Struan Robertson, Editor of OUT-LAW, interviewed Information Commissioner Richard Thomas on 24 June 2003. It was first published in in the Autumn 2003 issue of the OUT-LAW magazine.
Public bodies who receive "vengeful" freedom of information (FOI) requests cannot automatically refuse to handle those requests on the basis that they believe they are vexatious, the Court of Appeal has ruled. 20 May 2015
A new information platform has been set up to help local authorities improve the way they communicate on social media. 06 May 2015
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