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Freedom of information (FOI) laws should be updated to account for the risks to transparency and accountability in the performance of public services where they are outsourced to businesses, the UK's information commissioner has said. 01 Feb 2019
Public sector bodies in the UK face more intense scrutiny of their compliance with freedom of information (FOI) laws under new plans outlined by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). 16 Jan 2019
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.
The plans the UK's data protection watchdog has for enforcing information law have been put to the country's law makers for approval. 03 Aug 2018
Businesses committed to complying with data protection laws in the UK are less likely to face fines for breaching their legal obligations, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said. 08 May 2018
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