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What is “information” under FOI?

Section 1 of the Freedom of Information 2000 (FOI) contains the general right of access to information held by public authorities. But what exactly is “information”? Section 84 defines information as “information recorded in any form.” This includes information held … Continue reading

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Freedom of Information Caselaw Roundup

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) applies to information held by a public authority or held on its behalf by another person (Section 3(2)). What of information about people working for a public authority but who are legally employed … Continue reading

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Section 36 of FOI: An Appellant’s Perspective

Norman Baird writes: The University of London International Programmes offers an LLB degree by distance learning. It is studied by thousands of students worldwide. With such a large number of students, the University relies on a large number of lecturers … Continue reading

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NEW FOI Podcast – Episode 27

In this episode Ibrahim Hasan discusses FOI developments and decisions during September and December 2011. This includes Commissioner and Tribunal decisions on: Information in private e mails Section 11 and providing summaries Vexatious requests Empty properties The Qualfied Person’s Opinion … Continue reading

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