Monthly Archives: February 2012

Act Now Book Draw Week 2

The winner of this week’s Act Now Book Draw was Teresa Evans from Birmingham City Council. Next week’s book is Government and Information: The Law Relating to Access, Disclosure and their Regulation by Professor Patrick Birkinshaw and Dr Mike Varney. … Continue reading

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Marion. The FOI exemption for schools.

We delivered some training today to a school in the north – we have a briefing for schools covering DP & FOI in a half day – and as usual prior to the training we did some research which included … Continue reading

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Audio Newsletter

Are you tired of reading long newsletters?  Listen to the latest Information law stories/cases in bitesize chunks in our audio section. New items include commentary on latest Commissioner and Tribunal decisions. http://www.actnow.org.uk/content/25 Just click or scan the QR Code to … Continue reading

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Act Now Book Draw Week 1

The winner of the first Act Now Book Draw was Jennifer Green from Babergh Council. This week’s book is The Freedom of Information Act 2000 by Michael Supperstone QC and Timothy Pitt-Payne. The next draw will take place on Wednesday … Continue reading

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The Save FOI Campaign

The Freedom of Information Act is under attack. What brought us the MPs’ expenses scandal and which has exposed public waste and bad decisions is now the focus of ill formed comment and criticism. Lord O’Donnell, Tony Blair and even … Continue reading

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We may pass your data to carefully selected third parties…

It started when I got a new Tesco credit card. The following day I went to an outlet retail park and bought a few T shirts from Cotton Traders, Craghoppers and similar stores. The next wednesday I received through the post … Continue reading

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My cat’s got no nose

Actually he’s suffering from coughing fits, lack of appetite and lethargy (but that’s irrelevant to the story) and my current vet isn’t making an accurate diagnosis. We’ve had several consultations which all require payment usually £20, boxes of expensive cat … Continue reading

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Act Now and bag a book

Starting today and continuing for some weeks – the Act Now Book Draw. We have a selection of books relevant to the information/surveillance law sector by some well respected authors. We intend to give one of these books away for … Continue reading

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FOI and Datasets

 The Protection of Freedoms Bill, currently at the Report stage in the House of Lords, will amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 so that in the future public authorities will have greater obligations in relation to the release and … Continue reading

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NEW FOI Podcast – Episode 27

In this episode Ibrahim Hasan discusses FOI developments and decisions during September and December 2011. This includes Commissioner and Tribunal decisions on: Information in private e mails Section 11 and providing summaries Vexatious requests Empty properties The Qualfied Person’s Opinion … Continue reading

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