ICO takes tougher approach to FOI enforcement

August 2010
IM@T.Online;Aug/Sep2010, p6
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The article reports that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) of Great Britain has set regulatory measures for public authorities which fail to meet the guidelines of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or the 2004 Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). Views of Mick Gorrill, the ICO's head of enforcement, on the impact of these regulations on authorities are given. It is stated that the organisations failing to respond to requests in a set time period will be the main target.


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