News & Information – #FoI Act (ICO to take tougher enforcement against Public Bodies)

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Somebody raised an interesting point.

Subject(s): FoI Act Legislation

Today the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) sets out the measures that public authorities will face if they routinely fail to meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). Organisations will face action from the ICO if they regularly fail to issue a response on time, refuse to disclose information without specifying an exemption, or if they fail to respond to a request altogether. The tougher approach to enforcing the Freedom of Information Act will ensure individuals get speedier responses from public bodies. …

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More information can be read at:
http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/pressreleases/2010/enforcement_policy_200710.pdf

http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/library/freedom_of_information/detailed_specialist_guides/freedom_of_information_regulatory_action_policy.pdf

Published: 21/07/2010 00:00:00

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