FOI Podcast: Episode 22 (May 2010)

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  • Song Name: FOI Podcast No:22
  • Artist: Ibrahim Hasan
  • Album: FOI
  • Year: 2010

In the three months upto the end of April 2010 the Information Commissioner published 150 decisions whilst the Information Tribunal published 19.

In this episode we will be concentrating on the decisions of the Information Tribunal or as it is now called, for most appeals, the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights).

In this episode, amongst others, we will be discussing decisions involving:

• Late reliance on exemptions
• Vexatious requests
• Information about animal testing
• Disclosure of historic personal data
• Anonymised data
• The Church of Scientology
• AND disclosure of legal advice

I start off though by discussing recent cases involving access to local authority land charges information which will have a big impact on council’s ability to charge for such information.