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The name of the requester or applicant

Introduction

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) gives everyone the right to ask Scottish public authorities for the information they hold.

An information request must contain the name of the person making the request (sometimes known as the “true applicant” or “true requester”).This means that requests cannot be made anonymously and pseudonyms (fake names) cannot be used.

It also means that, if someone is making a request on behalf of another person, the person on whose behalf it is being made must be identified in the request.

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Name of requester or applicant


Page last updated 09 December 2016

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