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Parliament seeks evidence by 3 February on FOI implementation

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18/01/2012 by:

The Freedom of Information Act is currently being reviewed, and the deadline for submitting evidence to the Parliamentary committee is 3 February 2012. The Ministry of Justice has published a memorandum on its post legislative scrutiny of the Act....

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Supreme Court orders Scottish council pay data to be released

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09/08/2013 by:

A Supreme Court judgement of 29 July relating to information about South Lanarkshire Council's staff pay structure deals with the relationship between the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Data Protection Act. The court ruled that the...

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Court of Appeal rulings strengthens FOI Act and government veto will now exclude environmental information

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12/03/2014 by:

The Court of Appeal has today overturned the government’s veto of an Upper Tribunal decision ordering the release of Prince Charles’ correspondence with ministers.  The Guardian newspaper had applied for the correspondence under the Freedom of...

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No change a victory for Freedom of information after its 10 year review

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24/03/2016 by:

The Burns Commission, which recently completed its review of the working of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), does not propose any substantial changes to the law. The Commission does not recommend charges for requests and the government has...

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Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, demands extending FOI to companies providing services to the public sector

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13/12/2016 by:

The ICO will submit a report to Parliament next year arguing the need to extend the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) to apply to outsourcing in the public sector. This would bring private sector companies providing services to public sector...

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Whistle-blowers and journalists face prison for revealing information that could be obtained under FOI

22/05/2017 by:

The Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFOI) and ARTICLE 19 (the organisation which campaigns for freedom of expression and freedom of information) warn that new proposals by the Law Commission to reform the 1989 Official Secrets Act (OSA) could...

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