Monthly Archives: February 2015

Freedom of Information Case-law Roundup

Section 5 of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) enables the Secretary of State to designate a body as a public authority if it appears to the Secretary of State : (a)… to exercise functions of a public nature, or … Continue reading

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A Decade of FOI in Scotland: Celebrating Success, Securing Rights for the Future

Erin Ferguson examines the Scottish Information Commissioner’s special report… Freedom of information (FOI) legislation has recently celebrated its tenth anniversary in the United Kingdom. Overall, the UK FOI regime has been deemed successful. 400,000 requests for information have been made … Continue reading

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The ‘Big Regulation’: big progress or big elephant? @privacyminion on the draft EU DP Regulation

So time has gone on a little bit and we are now 3 years down the line from when the European Commission released its proposed revised Data Protection framework on January 25th 2012. Some may say that progress has been … Continue reading

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To Brunei and Back – A tale of training far far away

Ibrahim Hasan reports on his recent trip to Brunei… On Friday (29th January) Paul Gibbons and I returned from Brunei after delivering data protection audit training to government staff. We had a truly memorable trip. The hospitality, generosity and warmth … Continue reading

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