Tag Archives: names

Disclosure Staff Names in FOI Requests  

One of the most popular search terms on our blog is “disclosure of names under FOI.”A further question that we were recently asked on a course is whether FOI practitioners should provide their names when they respond to requests. There have been some important … Continue reading

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Disclosure of Staff Names in FOI Refusals

This is an FOI decision from the Information Commissioner that I have planned to blog about for some time, but have now only just got round to blogging about it.  On 11 March 2013 the ICO issued decision notice FS50468600 … Continue reading

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Disclosure of Staff Names under FOI

When considering request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000(FOI) public authorities often face a dilemma about disclosing names of staff. Names are generally considered to be personal data, being information relating to living identifiable individuals (as defined … Continue reading

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Can Spiderman make a Freedom of Information request?

Has your public authority ever received an FOI request from Justin Case, Barb Dwyer or Stan Still? Would these even be valid requests? According to a survey of FOI officers published by the Constitution Unit, the average council receives 47 … Continue reading

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