Category Archives: Scotland

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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Scottish Information Commissioner’s Annual Report

In September the Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary Agnew, published her annual report for 2013/14.  Ms Agnew enforces the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). In her own words, “The report documents our achievements and challenges across the year, while also providing … Continue reading

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Practitioner Certificate in FOISA: Review of First Year

Act Now Training is pleased to report that it has completed a very successful first year of delivering the Practitioner Certificate in the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Four courses were delivered in 2013 with very strong candidates from … Continue reading

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