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2020

Our new publication ‘FoISA @ 15 Celebrating and Learning from Case Decisions‘ is a tribute to those who have pursued FoI requests over the last… Read More »2020

2019

Letter to the Convener of the Public Audit Committee regarding its post legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. The letter makes additional… Read More »2019

2018

The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) is launching a ‘Get it Minuted’ Campaign and is calling on people and organisations to ask… Read More »2018

2017

Report by Chris Bartter of the Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland summarising the discussions which took place at the International Conference of Information… Read More »2017

Freedom of Information’s 250th birthday to be marked across the world

The ‘sestercentennial’ (250th Anniversary) of the world’s first freedom of information (FoI) law in Sweden, is being marked across the world, including in London and here in Scotland. Most celebrations take the form of discussions on the current state of FoI. Now over 100 countries have a ‘right to access information’ law.
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Campaign calls on Parliament to throw out ‘confusion and dilution’ of FOI rights

The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS) today called on Scotland’s MSPs to reject Scottish Government proposals to give grant-aided and independent special schools three times longer to respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests than public schools. The Campaign says these changes endanger both the principles and effectiveness of Scotland’s much-respected Freedom of Information law.
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