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The Scottish Information Commissioner’s Annual (FOISA) Report

The Scottish Information Commissioner, Daren Fitzhenry, recently published his  annual report  for 2018/19.  Mr Fitzhenry enforces the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002  (FOISA) as well as the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.   According to the report, Scottish public bodies are receiving record numbers of FOISA requests. 83,963 requests were … Continue reading

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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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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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Act Now Launches New FOI Practitioner Certificate

  Act Now is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new FOI Practitioner Certificate. This course is one of the first of its kind, in a way that only Act Now delivers – practical, on the ground skills … Continue reading

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Scottish Information Commissioner’s Annual Report

2014/15 saw the 10th anniversary of FOI in Scotland. In September the Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary Agnew, published her annual report for 2014/15.  Ms Agnew enforces the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). Highlights of the report include: Public … 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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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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