The first Inform newsletter of 2008 is available from the Scottish Information Commissioner's website:
Welcome to the first Inform of 2008. 2007 was a busy year for my Office, with over 230 formal decisions issued. Of these, however, only around 5% related to the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (the EIRs). In this issue I consider the relationship between the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the EIRs in more detail while I also highlight a significant recent decision which provides guidance for authorities on managing this relationship.