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Freedom of Information Act
This course provides an overview of the Freedom of Information Act and explains the legal duties when handling, processing and responding to requests for information.
This course is intended for everyone who:
About this course
The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.
In this course you will:
Here are a few of the topics covered in this course:
What is freedom of information? | What is the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act? | The four principles | What is a ‘public authority’? | Who is not covered by the Act? | What is meant by ‘information’? | Information supplied by the public | What is meant by ‘held’? | How is information made available to people? | What is a Freedom of Information request? | Request requirements | The right to request information | Should all requests be treated formally? | Ignoring a request | Requested Information that can be legitimately exempted | Other reasons to refuse a FOI request | Charges and fees | Freedom of Information and Data Protection | Freedom of Information and Copyright Law | Disputes and complaints