Legal updates on data protection and freedom of information. More info available by clicking the links below.
- Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will not be extended to cover all charities, or all charities providing services on behalf of public bodies, in England and Wales
- Disclosure of personal data in freedom of information and environmental information requests.
- Using the Audit Commission Act 1998 to obtain information from local authorities.
- NCVO guide on using the FOIA for campaigning
There is also a data protection issue with the way many people – especially in the public sector – send bulk emails.
See our special feature on this – Don’t Expose Me