Blackstone's Guide to the Freedom of Information Act 2000
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is a significant constitutional measure. It provides a right of access to information held by a wide range of public authorities, from central and local government to the Zoos Forum. In addition, it makes substantial amendments to the regimes of data protection and public record-keeping. This is a detailed commentary on the Act. It explains the mechanism for seeking access to information, the complex series of exemptions that, in certain circumstances, permit public authorities to refuse access to information, and the powers of enforcement available under the Act. It also contains chapters on the historical development of open government in the United Kingdom and on freedom of information legislation in other jurisdictions. The book contains a copy of the Freedom of Information Act.
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Aarhus Convention absolute exemption access to information Advisory Committee amended appeal applicant Assembly for Wales certificate circumstances Code of Practice communicate information compliance comply confidential confirm or deny Council court data controller Data Protection Act data protection principles data subject decision notice disclose disclosure of information documents duty to communicate duty to confirm effect enforcement notice example exempt information Freedom of Information functions government department historical records House of Lords Information Act 2000 Information Commissioner information contained information held Information is exempt Information Tribunal issue Lord Chancellor means National Health Service Northern Ireland Assembly Ombudsman paragraph Parliament Parliamentary Parliamentary privilege personal data personal information prejudice proceedings Protection Act 1998 provision public authority public interest Public Record Office Public Records Act publication scheme purposes qualified exemption reasonable Records Act 1958 relation to information relevant request for information right of access Schedule Secretary section 1(1 Service specified United Kingdom