Tag Archives: FOI

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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Is the Freedom of Information Act ‘working effectively’?

Image by Kevan via Creative Commons By Steven McGinty In July, Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office, Lord Bridges, announced that there would be an independent cross-party review on Freedom of Information (FOI). The UK’s FOI Act was introduced in … Continue reading

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Aberdeen NOW! Act Now Training comes to Aberdeen!

Are you based in Aberdeen? Is travelling to Edinburgh time consuming and expensive? Well we have some great news for you… Act Now Training is coming to Aberdeen! Act Now Training is the UK’s leading provider of seminars and workshops … Continue reading

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The @BCS FOI Certificate: A Career Boost

“The course gives you a greater understanding of FOI and EIR, as well as giving you greater confidence in their application. I feel that I can now advise on FOI and EIR with more authority.” GJ, TFL “Excellent course materials … Continue reading

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The @BCS FOI Certificate Gives You Wings!

Are you a Freedom of Information (FOI) practitioner wanting to give your career a boost? Or perhaps you are new to FOI wanting to quickly get up to speed with FOI law and practice? The British Computer Society’s (BCS) Certificate … 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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New FOISA Qualification

Act Now Training is pleased to announce the Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information (Scotland).  This is the first certificated course specifically designed for those who work with Freedom of Information and the Environmental Information Regulations in Scotland. Successful candidates will receive a certificate … Continue reading

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