Monthly Archives: March 2013

Doing BCS (ISEB) Courses? Top Tips from a Successful Candidate

I have been asked to write a blog on what I had learned from recently taking – and thankfully passing – the ISEB/BCS courses in FOIA and DPA. Maybe I internalised the legislation too much, but for some reason I … Continue reading

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The £200 taxi and the 4 inch fish.

It was December. I’d spent a day training in Edinburgh and the following day was doing a morning in Reading. Bad planning I know but all I had to do was take a train from Edinburgh to London then on … Continue reading

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Trainer under Surveillance! – RIPA required or even obtainable?

About 5pm I arrive at a small hotel ready to deliver training the next day. There is no car park at the hotel so I park on the large pay and display opposite. I check the charges, and buy the … Continue reading

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Disclosure of Staff Names under FOI

When considering request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000(FOI) public authorities often face a dilemma about disclosing names of staff. Names are generally considered to be personal data, being information relating to living identifiable individuals (as defined … Continue reading

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