Category Archives: Local Authorities

FOI Can Make You Money

Ibrahim Hasan has done a guest blog post for the Save FOI Blog. He says… “Many public authorities have expressed concerns about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) being “abused” by the private sector. They have cited examples of … Continue reading

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Those Were the Days!

Martin Gibson, of Buckinghamshire County Council, reflects on the challenges facing a Data Protection Officer and how relationships with the Information Commissioner’s Office have changed over the years. Read more here

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RIPA it up and start again?

At a time when the phone hacking scandal has shone a spotlight on the murky world of police and tabloid surveillance, the Government, through the Protection of Freedoms Bill, is choosing a soft target in local authorities rather than focusing … Continue reading

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