Friday, April 22, 2005

Ark Group Conference

Apologies for the lack of posts in the last fews days- I've been down in London chairing the Ark conference on FOI. Thanks to everyone who said hello and for the many nice comments about the blog.

A few issues emerged at the Conference that readers may be interested in:

-The DCA will publish a report about Central Government requests during June 2005
-The Information Commissioner has recently issued his first decision notice (recipient unknown at present)
-The DCA will conduct a review of fees in Autmun 2005
-The IC has received over 500 complaints so far (projected to 2500 for the year)
-The Environmental Information regulations are having greater impact than first thought
-Consideration needs to be give to the forthcoming implementation of the EU Directive on the reuse of public sector information
-Publication schemes are getting a mixed reception from both practitioners and users and require further development

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