Monday, September 27, 2010

Freedom of Information - What Difference has it Made?

The Scottish Information Commissioner hosted an event at the Scottish Parliament's Festival of Politics event on the impact that FOI has had in Scotland.

This event brought together a range of people who have actively used Scotland's FOI laws and who have achieved significant successes as a result. Participants included Michelle Stewart of the C Diff Justice Group, Bill Scott from the disabled persons' organisation Inclusion Scotland and Sandy Longmuir, founder of the Scottish Rural Schools Network. Each discussed how FOI has enabled them to access important information which would almost certainly have been inaccessible prior to 2005 - information which has gone on to play a pivotal role in their wider campaigning activity.

You can listen to recordings of all the presentations from 'Freedom of Information - what difference has it made?' on the Scottish Information Commissioner's website at:

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