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 4 December 2019  Commissioner's response to FOI extension consultation

13 November 2019

Commissioner's letter to Permanent Secretary about FOI and private emails

11 November 2019

Commissioner welcomes new FOI rights in the social housing sector

17 October 2019

Annual Report 2018/19 - FOI in demand but authorities must improve 

24 September 2019

Awareness of Scottish freedom of information law at all-time high 

29 July 2019

Commissioner publishes Progress Report on Scottish Government FOI Intervention

8 May 2019

Commissioner publishes submission on the post-legislative scrutiny of FOISA


 14 December 2018

Commissioner's speech to 2018 Holyrood FOI Conference

 13 November 2018

Commissioner agrees Scottish Government action plan 

 11 October 2018

Commissioner's response to Scottish Government draft action plan

 28 September 2018

Commissioner encourages people to use their FOI rights

 4 September 2018

Research reveals gaps in public sector publishing duties

 17 August 2018

Research study to explore access to environmental information in Scotland

 28 June 2018

Young people's awareness of FOI rights is "significantly lower"

 13 June 2018

Commissioner publishes Intervention Report on Scottish Government FOI performance

 8 February 2018

Commissioner's intervention on Scottish Government FOI performance


For older news releases, please see our news archive.



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