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Consultation response FOISA (Time for Compliance) Regulations 2016

Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Time for Compliance) Regulations 2016.

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New Scottish Parliament must revive our information rights

The campaigning body that was instrumental in achieving Freedom of Information laws in the UK and Scotland over 14 years ago, now says that the popular legislation is in danger of being dangerously eroded in Scotland. The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) has today issued a Manifesto for the Scottish Parliament, calling […]

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A Manifesto for the Scottish Parliament Elections 2016

The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) has issued a Manifesto for the Scottish Parliament, calling on candidates to pledge themselves to a nine-point plan to reverse the erosion of rights caused by changes in public service delivery and the planned creation of a ‘two-tier’ system. You can read the Manifesto in full here. […]

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Call for society to back right to Freedom of Information

Today, on International Right to Know Day (Monday 28 September 2015), the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS), is launching an initiative designed to unite civil organisations in Scotland around a demand that the Scottish Government tackle the erosion of information rights in the country.

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Response to Scottish Government’s consultation on extending FOISA

The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on extending the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA) to cover more organisations. The consultation proposes extending FOISA to: contractors who run privately-managed prisons providers of secure accommodation for children grant-aided schools independent special schools The Campaign’s believes the proposed extension is woefully […]

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Weakening FOI rights with threats and excuses

This article first appeared in Issue 88 of Scottish Left Review  The current Westminster Freedom of Information (FoI) law is under threat, and here in Scotland a long-promised consultation on extending the law looks like ignoring demands to restore public services to accountability. At the British level, there have been a series of direct threats to […]

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Loophole in new law allows trust to avoid public scrutiny

Research carried out at Strathclyde University has uncovered a loophole in the Scottish Government’s 2013 extension of the Freedom of Information Act, says the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS).

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RSLs, FOISA and the Public’s Right to Know

Submission by the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland to the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament on a petition calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make an Order under Section 5 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to make all housing associations subject to the provisions of […]

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30:10 Reflecting and Protecting Freedom of Information Rights

This publication celebrates 30 years of the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFOI in S) and the 10th anniversary of implementation of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).

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New bodies unsure of responsibilities under FOI

Ongoing research examining how leisure and recreation trusts have accepted their responsibilities now they are covered by the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA), is finding erratic approaches, a seminar celebrating 30 years of the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) heard on Friday.