Tag Archives: Datasets

Re Use Re Loaded – New Public Sector Information Regulations In Force

On 18th July 2015 the new Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (ROPSI) came into force, replacing the 2005 version. They contain some important changes to the UK public sector information re use regime. The new Regulations implement Directive … Continue reading

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1st September 2013: D Day for (FOI) Datasets

From 1st September 2013 public authorities will face new obligations when it comes to the release and re use of datasets. Recent publications provide more details about the new provisions and how public authorities should prepare for their implementation. The … Continue reading

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FOI and Datasets: Draft Code of Practice

The Protection of Freedoms Act will amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 so that in the future public authorities will have greater obligations in relation to the release and publication of datasets. The key points of Section 102 of … Continue reading

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Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

Protection of Freedoms Act 2012  2012 CHAPTER 9 The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 1st May 2012. The Act contains a number of measures which, when brought into force, will have a major impact on public … Continue reading

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FearSquare : A Dataset to be Feared?

A recently launched mobile phone application provides a useful insight into what could be possible if public authority datasets are fully exploited. Many datasets are routinely published  by public authorities and are available for re use at little or no … Continue reading

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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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FOI and Datasets

 The Protection of Freedoms Bill, currently at the Report stage in the House of Lords, will amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 so that in the future public authorities will have greater obligations in relation to the release and … Continue reading

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