Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Secondary FOI legislation

The following Statutory instruments have been published:

No. 13 The Information Tribunal (National Security Appeals)Rules 2005
"This instrument makes procedural rules for appeals before the National Security Appeals Panel of the Information Tribunal. Such appeals may be brought under section 28 of the Data Protection Act 1998, or section 60 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Section 60 of the 2000 Act creates a right of appeal against Ministerial certificates issued under section 23(2) or 24(3) of that Act. Certificates issued under thses sections certify that exemption from the provisions of the Act is or was required for the purpose of safeguarding national security, or because the information to which the certificate relates was directly or indirectly supplied by, or relates to, any of the bodies specified in section 23(3) of the 2000 Act."

No. 14 The Information Tribunal (Enforcement Appeals)
"The Information Tribunal (Enforcement Appeals) Rules 2005 set out the rights of appeal conferred by the Data Protection Act 1998 and Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Rules allow that any person served with an enforcement notice, information notice or special information notice by the Information Commissioner has the right to appeal against the notice to the Tribunal.

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