Making information rights clear

Making information rights clear

Freedom of information, data protection and information management explained


Informed, In-house, In-depth. Bespoke training in data protection, freedom of information and information management.
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FOIMan to the rescue. Support for your data protection, freedom of information and information management programme.
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Annual Support

Call the FOIPhone. For an annual subscription, get access to FOIMan’s knowledge and experience whenever you need it.
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Information and records management course
Information and records management course

A Guide to Successful Information and Records Management

London, 30th July 2020

An Understanding Modern Government course presented by Paul Gibbons

FOI Officer training course
FOI Officer training course

The Role of the FOI Officer

London, Wednesday 17 June 2020

Belfast, Monday 21 September 2020

Manchester, 12 October 2020

Presented by Paul Gibbons for PDP Training


Subject access course in London
Subject access course in London

Complying with Data Subject Access Requests


Tuesday 4th August 2020

An Understanding ModernGov training course presented by Paul Gibbons

FOI Course
FOI Course

Excel at Complying with Freedom of Information Requests


Tuesday 29th September 2020

Presented by Paul Gibbons for Understanding ModernGov

Get 30% off The Freedom of Information Officer’s Handbook by Paul Gibbons

‘an absolute must read for staff new to FOI…Every FOI Officer should have a copy on their desk.’

Lynn Wyeth, Freedom of Information Journal


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Coronavirus, war and industry
FOIMan tells the story of how a major world event fundamentally changed a company - eventually making it a world leader. Since most of us are...
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COVID19 and FOI requests
FOIMan comments on calls to suspend FOI as public authorities rightly prioritise dealing with the implications of COVID19. It would be a vast understatement to...
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First prosecution under s.77 of FOIA
FOIMan reports on the first prosecution for obstructing an FOI request in the UK. In the midst of everything that's going on, a very significant...
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FOI and pandemics
FOIMan recalls a previous pandemic scare and an FOI request it provoked. The current spread of coronavirus COVID-19 is dominating the news. As might be...
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Breaking the camel’s back
FOIMan analyses the Information Commissioner's decisions in relation to the use of s.14(1) of the UK FOI Act to refuse burdensome requests. A few weeks...
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Vexatious requests and burden: new ICO policy?
FOIMan spots a very strict interpretation of s.14 of FOIA in a recent ICO decision notice. Readers will be aware that amongst the tools available...
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Who I’ve worked with

Who I've worked with and what they thought
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FOIMan's guides, articles and other helpful resources
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Essential websites

Links to useful websites for information rights practitioners and others
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