Research on Open Data and Transparency

FOISA in Scotland-How’s it Doing?

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Being a bit of an FOI nerd, recently I asked myself how many FOI laws are in operation in the UK in 2019. Currently, by my count there are four: the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘FOIA’), the Freedom of Information Scotland Act 2002 (‘FOISA’), the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and the Isle of Man Freedom of Information Act 2015.

One of those laws, FOISA, is currently enjoying an MOT of sorts. As happened in the UK in 2015, the Scottish Parliament is examining how well FOISA is functioning.

Read my PDP analysis here FOI in Scotland – how is it doing – Ben Worthy, Birkbeck College UCL (Volume 15, Issue 5) (1)

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