News stories posted during 2010

UK Freedom of Information E-news - December 2010

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15/12/2010 by:

FOIA developments expected soon BBC ordered to release information about its contractor Tribunal decides to protect name data of police who might be harassed ICO: universities’ research data is not exempt 1. FOIA developments expected soon Revisio...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - October 2010

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18/10/2010 by:

Internal ICO FOI advice now available ICO puts pressure on compliance Tribunal: DWP to release contract details Government committed to extending FOI Act 1. Internal ICO FOI advice now available Thanks to a FOI request by Alex Skene, who helps...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - September 2010

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FOI Amendment Bill Government confirms it will extend the scope of the FOIA 1. FOI Amendment Bill The Liberal Democrat MP, Tom Brake, introduced a private member's Bill, the Freedom of Information Amendment Bill on 7 September with the aim to...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - August 2010

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Freedom of Information Act to be extended soon The Information Commissioner to enforce FOI more rigorously 1. Freedom of Information Act to be extended soon The government has put some time estimates to its action on civil liberties. It intends to...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - June 2010

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New publication requirements from July 2010 1. New publication requirements from July 2010 Prime Minister David Cameron has written to Government departments with the view to achieving greater transparency. The plan provides just limited exemption...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - May 2010

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Minister appointed for Freedom of Information 1. Minister appointed for Freedom of Information PL&B has learned  that the Minister of State responsible for Freedom of Information at the Ministry of Justice will be Lord McNally, a Liberal Democrat....

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - April 2010

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Central Government improves its Freedom of Information Act performance New tribunal developments 1. Central Government improves its Freedom of Information Act performance While the number of requests to central government bodies was on the rise la...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - March 2010

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FOI Act extended Supreme Court adds up secrecy exemptions for less transparency Scottish Commissioner: advice on unclear requests 1. FOI Act extended The Ministry of Justice announced on 30 March that the Freedom of Information Act will be extende...

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UK Freedom of Information E-news - February 2010

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26/02/2010 by:

30-year rule changes to 20 years Time limit for prosecution of offences for deliberate destruction of requested records 6 months, or not? Tribunal: time taken redacting cannot be included in cost estimates Information Tribunal now known as...

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