Thursday, September 27, 2012

FOI case law update, 28 November 2012

The Campaign for Freedom of Information's next course on 'Information Commissioner & Tribunal Decisions' will be in London on 28 November 2012.

This course, now in its 7th year, aims to help experienced FOI practitioners and others with a good working knowledge of the FOI Act keep abreast of new developments and is not an introduction to FOI. Its exact content is dependent on the decisions that have been issued during the previous six months, but typically covers issues such as:

  • "fair" and "unfair" disclosures of personal data; 
  • the FOI/EIR borderline; 
  • the application of specific exemptions including those for breach of confidence, commercial interests and legal professional privilege; 
  • where the public interest line is being drawn; 
  • and the cost limit, aggregating requests, invalid requests, advice & assistance and other administrative provisions. 
The course will be presented by Maurice Frankel, the Campaign's director, who has worked in the field for 28 years.

Significant discounts are available for more than one booking from the same organisation.

Further details here.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Training on using the Freedom of Information Act

Do you want to learn how to use the Freedom of Information Act? Are you already using the Act but want to know more about how the Information Commissioner and Tribunal are interpreting its key provisions? 

The Campaign for Freedom of Information is running a training course for requesters in London on Wednesday 24 October 2012. The course is divided into two parts. The morning session provides an introduction to the legislation for those who are new to it, covering both the FOI Act and the parallel Environmental Information Regulations. The afternoon session is more advanced and examines some of the key decisions made under the two regimes and explains how they can help you obtain information. We think most people will benefit from attending the whole day, but very experienced requesters may prefer to attend just the afternoon.

Further information and booking form here.