Paul Gibbons (FOIMan) has written widely about freedom of information and other related matters. Here are collected links to his articles where possible and references to other pieces.
PDP’s FOI Journal
Running fast just to stand still: UK FOI after 20 years
FOI in a time of crisis
Cockerels, cows and kick-offs: ICO decisions on the definition of environmental information
Breaking the camel’s back: section 14 and burden
FOIMan’s Festive FOI Inbox
Raising the curtain: how FOI really works
FOIMan’s FOI Inbox
What we don’t know
Freedom of information and procurement
FOI: how did English councils perform in 2016?
FOI and diaries
FOI, copyright and re-use
Back to the FOIA: how FOIA affects historical records
How the GDPR affects the administration of FOIA
Breaking the code – an analysis of the draft s.45 code of practice
What do they know about refusing requests?
Denham’s drive for a duty to document
The Environmental Information Regulations:
Part I: Down the rabbit hole
Part II: Same thing, different gravy?
Part III: The exceptional regulations
FOI in the Isle of Man – FOIA upgraded?
Freedom of Information: cutting the cost
Lies, damn lies, and FOI statistics
Small is not necessarily better when it comes to FOI
Of interest? The public interest test under FOIA
The fall and rise of the publication scheme
The ten things FOI requesters hate most
The ten things FOI practitioners hate most
Freedom of Information – this time it’s personal
Freudian Slip: the FOI Act that never was
The costs of FOIA – researching central government spending
How important is good records management to FOIA compliance?
Section 36 and the ‘qualified person’ — who is it and why does it matter?
Leadership and FOI
Codes of Practice – more guidelines than rules?
Ten years of FOI — a personal account
FOI, practically speaking Part 1 – deadlines
FOI practically speaking Part 2 – game, dataset and match
FOI, practically speaking Part 3 – getting vexed
FOI, practically speaking Part 4 – take it to the (appropriate) limit
FOI, practically speaking Part 5 – holding your own
FOI, practically speaking Part 6 – looking for approval
A shot across the bow?
Paul has also written for other publications including Times Higher Education magazine and the Records Management Journal. He has contributed to FOI resources for Lexis Nexis.
30 January 2014 Times Higher Education, An FOI Officer’s Lot: No Simple Questions or Easy Answers
September 2013: Privacy Laws and Business UK Report, Reuse of datasets poses potentially onerous obligations
Autumn 2003: Journal of the Society of Archivists, vol 24, issue 2, with Caroline Shenton Implementing a records management strategy for the UK Parliament: the experience of using Keyword AAA
1999: Records Management Journal, Vol 9, Issue 1, Casting the ‘Net: the Records Management Intranet Pages