Category Archives: Scotland

Records Management in Scottish Public Authorities is Changing

The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 (PRSA 2011) requires public bodies in Scotland to develop a Records Management Plan and submit it for the approval of the Keeper of the Records of Scotland. Many of these plans, usually approved on a … Continue reading

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Information Governance Experts Join the Act Now Team

(From Left to Right: Steven Cockcroft, Craig Geddes, Barry Moult.) Act Now Training is pleased to announce that three new highly regarded information governance experts have joined its team of consultants. Cyber security is one of the Information Commissioner’s regulatory … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information comes to Scottish Registered Social Landlords

The social housing sector already prides itself on being open and accountable to tenants. But from  11 November 2019, registered social landlords (RSLs) in Scotland will acquire new transparency obligations under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). After years … Continue reading

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GDPR is coming but don’t panic!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)will come into force in 3 weeks time. 25thMay though is not a cliff edge; nor is it doomsday when the Information Commissioner will start wielding her 20million Euro (fine) stick! In December, the Commissioner … Continue reading

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Scottish Information Commissioner’s Annual Report 2016/17

Last month, Margaret Keyse, the Acting Scottish Information Commissioner, published her annual report for 2016/17.  Amongst other laws, Ms Keyse enforces the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). The report reveals that during 2016/17: Public awareness of FOISA remained … Continue reading

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Extension of Freedom of Information in Scotland

Following a consultation last year by the Scottish Government, the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) was recently extended to cover more organisations. The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Designation of Persons as Scottish Public Authorities) Order 2016, … 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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