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UK Freedom of Information E-news - September 2011

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26/09/2011 by:

FOI Campaign draws attention to public authorities destroying information FOI Act should be extended to private companies providing public services Parliament could use FOI more, researchers say 1. FOI Campaign draws attention to public authoritie...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - August 2011

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04/08/2011 by:

Consultation on Open Data launched FOIA aspects in the Localism Bill FOI requests on Twitter 1 . Consultation on Open Data launched The Cabinet Office has today launched a consultation on the government’s Open Data initiative which introduces a ne...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - June 2011

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ICO consults on its information rights strategy ICO:  Names of public sector workers earning over £150,000 to be disclosed 1 . ICO consults on its information rights strategy The ICO says it wants to integrate its data protection and freedom of...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - February 2011

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28/02/2011 by:

Government announces bodies to be included in FOI extension 30-year rule reduced to 20 The Information Commissioner will become fully independent of the Ministry of Justice 1 . Protection of Freedoms Bill will be debated 1 March The Protection of...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - May 2011

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28/02/2011 by:

ICO takes action on slow FOI responses Central government FOI performance improves Abortion statistics can be disclosed Information Tribunal website archived 1 . ICO takes action on slow FOI responses The ICO is resorting to regulatory action in a...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - January 2011

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10/01/2011 by:

Government announces bodies to be included in FOI extension 30-year rule reduced to 20 The Information Commissioner will become fully independent of the Ministry of Justice 1 . Government announces bodies to be included in FOI extension The Minist...

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FOIA extended to cover ACPO, UCAS and FOS

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04/11/2011 by:

The Ministry of Justice announced on 1 November that an order has come into effect bringing the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), and the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) under the...

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Consultation on model publication scheme

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04/11/2011 by:

The ICO has launched a consultation on the revision of its model publication scheme, under sections 19 and 20 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The consultation seeks views on the current publication scheme requirements, and changes to it. H...

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ICO guidance on private emails

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22/12/2011 by:

The Information Commissioner’s Office has recently published guidance on how the FOIA applies to private emails. The ICO says that: Where a public authority has decided that a relevant individual’s email account may include official information...

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Ministry of Justice publishes list of companies to be subject to the FOIA

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22/12/2011 by:

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has provided some information about bodies they regard as likely to be brought within the scope of the Freedom of Information Act by changes brought by the Protection of Freedoms Bill. The Protection of Freedoms Bill...

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Lords propose public contracts to include FOI provision and FOIA annual reports

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22/12/2011 by:

The House of Lords is proposing amendments on Freedom of Information to the Protection of Freedoms Bill. The Lords propose that any contract for any sum over £1 million made by a public authority with any person would have to include a freedom of...

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