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ICO: 'strong case' for suppliers with 'significant' public contracts to be subject to FOI rules

There is a "strong case" for suppliers that perform services outsourced by public sector bodies to be designated as subject to freedom of information (FOI) rules in the UK where they hold "significant" contracts, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)... 20 Mar 2015

Water companies held to be public authorities for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations

Three private water companies were 'public authorities' for the purposes of the 2005 Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), making them subject to the same freedom of information requirements, the Upper Tribunal has ruled. 06 Mar 2015

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Outsourcing public services should not undermine freedom of information rights, says watchdog

The public's right to access information held by the government and other public bodies should not be undermined by the outsourcing of public services, the Scottish information commissioner has said. 22 Jan 2015

Commercial property owners must act now to opt out of energy performance data disclosure, says expert

Commercial property owners in England and Wales must inform the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) by 16 January if they wish to opt out of the publication of data relating to the property's energy performance, an expert has said. 08 Jan 2015

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