These blog posts were originally written between 2013 and 2015 under the Exemption Index banner, and they summarise the key sections of the Freedom of Information Act. Each post provides:
- a summary of the section
- a description of the sort of information likely to be affected
- the key things that practitioners need to know (e.g. what the case law and guidance says)
- the key things that requesters and the public need to know (e.g. how you can avoid refusals, when and how to challenge a decision)
- essential case law
- recommended reading
- FOIMan says… – links to other posts I’ve written on the subject (where relevant).
A more up-to-date guide to the exemptions can be found in The Freedom of Information Officer’s Handbook.