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The UK government has stepped back from making major changes to freedom of information (FOI) laws after the publication of an independent report it had commissioned into the FOI regime. 01 Mar 2016
Public bodies will find it harder to justify decisions to withhold information requested under freedom of information (FOI) laws on the basis that they intend to publish the material in future where no date has been set for that publication, according to newly... 08 Jan 2016
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.
A local authority in England has been ordered to disclose "the financial benefits" it gets from an advertising contract on the basis that the information it holds would not engage the commercial exemption to freedom of information (FOI) laws. 10 Dec 2015
UPDATED: Twitter-based freedom of information (FOI) requests can be disregarded by public bodies if the requester's real name is not detailed in their Twitter username or within their request for information, according to an information rights tribunal. 01 Dec 2015
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