“It is essential that Scotland’s FOI regime is updated to keep pace with the changes that have taken place in the way that public services are delivered over the past twenty years.” – Daren Fitzhenry, Scottish Information Commissioner
In November 2022, two separate consultations on Freedom of Information (FOI) reform were launched – one by Katy Clark MSP and the other by the Scottish Government at Holyrood’s annual FOI conference. One year on – and as we approach the twentieth anniversary of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 coming into force – join us as we discuss the changes that could be made to enhance FOI law in Scotland.
Sessions will consider some of the proposed changes, including extending FOI legislation to third party organisations that deliver public services, and potential implications for practitioners.
As well as hearing the latest policy developments, attendees will get tips on how to overcome some of the common issues experienced by those involved in FOI and learn from colleagues demonstrating good practice in FOI.
Who should attend?
This event is relevant to people who work or have an interest in:
- Freedom of information
- Information governance or compliance
- Records management
- Data protection
This event is supported by the Scottish Information Commissioner’s Office.