FOI Podcast 11

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  • Song Name: FOI Update
  • Artist: Ibrahim Hasan
  • Album: Episode 11
  • Year: 2008

This is the latest episode of a two monthly podcast by Ibrahim Hasan discussing the latest decisions on the Freedom of Information Act 2000 by the Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal.

In January and February 2008 the Information Commissioner published sixty decisions whilst the Information Tribunal published ten. In this episode, amongst other things, we will be discussing:

• More guidance on what is information under FOI
• Release of sensitive information relating to the circumstances around the Iraq war
• A Tribunal decision on the definition of personal data
• The overturning of the Commissioner’s decision ordering disclosure of ASBO information
• Disclosure of salaries
• And the first decision requiring disclosure of legal advice on public interest grounds

There is a also comment and analysis from Tim Turner of Wigan Council.