Tag Archives: FOI

The Public Interest Test under EIR and FOI: Weighting the Arguments

A recent decision of the Upper Tribunal, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI), provides a useful reminder of what a public authority needs to do when applying the public interest test. FOI practitioners will be familiar with conducting … Continue reading

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First Prosecution For Deleting Files under S.77 FOI

Section 77 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) makes it a criminal offence for a person to do anything with the intention of preventing the disclosure of information pursuant to an FOI request. This offence is often briefly … Continue reading

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A Matter of Priorities: FOI and DP Deadlines in a Pandemic

Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic is stretching our public services. Most obviously the NHS is diverting all the resources it can to meeting critical health needs. But local authorities are also struggling to maintain vital services in the face of … Continue reading

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Calling all Information Governance Experts: We are Hiring

Are you an information governance expert with a proven track record of delivering engaging training on GDPR, FOI or Cyber Security? Act Now Training is recruiting trainers to join its team of experts who deliver in-house and external training courses … Continue reading

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Reflections of an Act Now FOI Trainer

Susan Wolf writes… They say time flies when you are having fun. Well, I must have been having fun because I can’t quite believe I have been training with Act Now for over 12 months. Really where has the time … 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: The Future

Is the future bright for Freedom of Information? In July the Commission on Freedom of Information was established by the Cabinet Office (which now has responsibility for FOI). Its terms of reference are: “[To] review the Freedom of Information Act … Continue reading

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