FOIMan ponders the importance of remembering the people at the heart of important legal decisions. My training courses on FOI, Data Protection and other matters have a cast of, well, several. It’s hard to talk …
FOI Man highlights an interesting Tribunal decision on vexatious requests
Most exemptions are subject to a public interest test. But why is it so important to ensuring that the Freedom of Information Act works?
Exemptions have always been contentious. FOI Man provides a glimpse behind the scenes of how the decision to apply them is taken.
Should public authorities be allowed to introduce exemptions at appeal stages, and if so, why? A ruling by the Upper Tier of the Information Tribunal is assessed by FOI Man.
There is no single FOI profession – every organisation has different processes; officers have differing views and approaches. It is the FOI Officer’s job to challenge assumptions within the organisation about what can be disclosed.