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Some FOIA amendments to take effect in May or June

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16/04/2013 by:

According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the following amendments to the FOIA are likely to take effect in May or June:   - Amendments to the FOIA in section 102 Protection of Freedoms Act (POFA) – duty to provide data sets in...

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Proposed FOI restrictions face opposition

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01/11/2013 by:

According to the Campaign for Freedom of Information, the government is still considering a series of proposals to make it easier for public authorities to refuse FOI requests on cost grounds. While requests can be refused if the cost of respondin...

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Network Rail to be stationed within FOI regime by end of March

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04/03/2015 by:

Simon Hughes MP, Justice Minister, announced on 2nd March at the ICO’s Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference (#DPPC2015) that Network Rail will officially join 100 other companies which have been brought within the scope of the Freedom of...

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No major legislative changes to FOI Act needed, FOI review concludes

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04/03/2016 by:

The Burns Commission, which has been evaluating whether changes are needed to the Freedom of Information Act, says that FOI should remain free of charge, and that the veto provision should be narrower and more limited. Information Commissioner...

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