FOIMan highlights some developments that you might have missed over the summer.
The chill in the air reminds us that summer is turning to autumn. Children are returning to school, and many of us are shifting back to fourth gear after the relative quiet of August (in the FOIMan cave it wasn’t so quiet – we’ve had builders in since July).
I spent quite a bit of my summer revamping the FOIMan website, and adding additional resources. Just in case you had more important things to do, here’s a quick run-down of what you might have missed over the last couple of months.
- there’s a new homepage – but the blog is still here (obviously, since you’re reading it)
- you can subscribe to a new monthly e-newsletter updating you on the latest information rights developments as well as my training, events and services
- there’s a new infographics section which will gradually be filled with funky illustrations of key facts and stats about FOI, data protection and other information management matters
- you can win Matt Burgess’s new book on FOI – the closing date is 18 September, so there’s still time to enter
- the popular Exemption Index – short summaries of all you need to know about each of the FOI exemptions – has been expanded and will continue to be updated over the coming weeks until it is complete
- an FOI Commission was announced in late July which is expected to report in November – I made some suggestions as to how you can support FOI, given that there is a strong suspicion that their conclusions will not be favourable (from the point of view of FOI supporters anyway).
I think that just about sums it up. Thanks for continuing to read the blog and following me on Twitter and LinkedIn. I don’t know about you, but the autumn is always my busiest time, so all the best for the coming months. It’ll be Christmas before we know it. (I’ll finish now before I depress you any further.)