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FOI Man: What we don’t know about FOI

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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

Here’s some interesting thoughts from FOI man on what we don’t know about FOI

It’s tempting to assume that 18 years after the Freedom of Information Act (‘FOIA’) became law, we know everything about its application. Practitioners could be excused for believing that — although they themselves don’t know the answer to every FOI query that might arise — they aren’t more than a few decision notices or tribunal decisions away from knowing. Yet this isn’t the case. As with most laws, there are questions about FOIA’s interpretation that have never been asked, let alone answered. 

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