Thursday, February 10, 2005

Freedom of Information: The Teeth of Contractual Consultation Obligations

08 February 2005 Article by Richard Best

"It is well known that the Freedom of Information Act 2000's right of access to information held by public authorities came into force on 1 January 2005. It is also known that commercial entities dealing with or otherwise providing information to public authorities could be affected by the changes. For example, individuals, competitors, journalists or potential claimants may request and sometimes obtain commercially sensitive information originally supplied by those entities. "

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