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The UK's information commissioner has said she would welcome new powers to select public bodies to audit for compliance with freedom of information (FOI) laws. 27 Mar 2018
The use of cloud-based communications tools by employees of public sector bodies presents challenges over the way those organisations comply with freedom of information (FOI) laws in the UK, the information commissioner has said. 01 Sep 2017
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.
Members of the Scottish Parliament have supported a motion condemning the Scottish Government's performance in responding to freedom of information (FOI) requests and calling for an independent inquiry into the way these are dealt with. 23 Jun 2017
Organisations face being fined in less than 1% of data breach cases self-reported to the UK's data protection watchdog, according to new figures. 15 May 2017
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