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Businesses should be subject to freedom of information (FOI) laws in the UK where they carry out public services on behalf of public bodies, the information commissioner has said. 12 Dec 2016
Public bodies that deny requests for information can in some cases be held in breach of individuals' freedom of expression rights, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. 17 Nov 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.
Public bodies cannot unilaterally decide that they will not disclose any personal data when asked to hand over information they hold, an information law watchdog has said. 24 Aug 2016
Public sector organisations in Scotland have been called on to improve the information they proactively disclose under freedom of information (FOI) laws. 05 Jul 2016
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