News stories posted during 2009

PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 51

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18/12/2009 by:

Government uses FOI veto again New guidance from the ICO on what to record when considering an exemption Royal Mail to release performance statistics 1. Government uses FOI veto again Justice Secretary Jack Straw announced on 10 December a...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 50

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26/11/2009 by:

Authorities must separate DP subject access request from FOI requests Council right not to disclose data of a senior executive Scottish Information Commissioner assesses FOI compliance FOI and EIR cases snapshot / October 2009 1. Authorities must...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 49

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29/10/2009 by:

Tribunal orders release of sensitive data in DP/FOI interface decision ICO again criticised for long delays ICO publishes details of caseload 1. Tribunal orders release of sensitive data in DP/FOI interface decision A recent decision by the...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 48

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10/09/2009 by:

New FOI Guidance from ICOAct BBC spends £3m on FOI requests ICO serves Ministry of Defence a practice recommendation Local Authority Survey reveals  confusion over the FOIA and EIRS 1. New FOI Guidance from ICO Over the summer, the ICO has updated...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 47

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17/07/2009 by:

Government adopts narrow scope in extending the FOI Act FOI Campaign criticises ICO for severe delays 1. Government adopts narrow scope in extending the FOI Act The Government has finally, 18 months after the close of the consultation period,...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 46

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02/07/2009 by:

Tribunal upholds ICO on withholding disciplinary details ICO publishes report on ministerial veto New ICO strategy emphasises routine publication of documents and efficiency New study 1. Tribunal upholds ICO on withholding disciplinary details Thi...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 45

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05/06/2009 by:

New guidance on information held on behalf of another Guidance on national security exemption Publication of MPs expenses delayed 1. New guidance on information held on behalf of another The ICO states that information public authorities hold on...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 44

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14/05/2009 by:

FOI & UK DP Enews: Minister announces extension of the Freedom of Information Act to the private sector 1. FOI & UK DP Enews: Minister announces extension of the Freedom of Information Act to the private sector Michael Wills MP,  Justice Minister,...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 43

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01/05/2009 by:

ICO now spot checking public authorities’ publication schemes Greater Manchester Police receives practice recommendation for failure to provide timely internal reviews Northumbria Police to disclose investigation documents relating to allegation o...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 42

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31/03/2009 by:

OGC publishes Gateway Reviews on ID card scheme Department of Health receives practice recommendation on records management practice ICO helps public authorities fulfil their duty to deal with round robin requests Grants awarded to study impact of...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 41

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27/02/2009 by:

UK minister uses FOIA veto for first time to withhold cabinet minutes Salary scales of senior staff should be published, ICO says Law Lords support Tribunal in Sugar vs BBC on news coverage of the Middle East 1. UK minister uses FOIA veto for firs...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 40

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09/02/2009 by:

Freedom of Information requests with fictitious names can be refused Information Commissioner’s FOI spot checks begin in April Information Commissioner-to-be gives evidence to House of Commons Justice Committee New guidance to help public...

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PL&B FOI E-news, Issue 39

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07/01/2009 by:

ICO’s new advice on how to stop vexatious requests Ofsted must release names of child care managers Information Tribunal dismisses appeal regarding meta-request FOI training to explain ICO and Tribunal decisions Is the Government recriminalising t...

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