Monday, October 29, 2012

ICO publishes new FOI/EIR guidance

The following guidance has recently been published by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Requests for personal data about public authority employees (Version 1.1, 25/10/2012)

The course of justice and inquiries exception (regulation 12(5)(b)) (Version 1, 12/10/2012)

Requests formulated in too general a manner (regulation 12(4)(c)) (Version 1, 11/10/2012)

Freedom of Information legislation and research information: guidance for the higher education sector (Version 3, 04/10/2012)

Determining whether information is held (Version 1, 21/09/2012

How sections 23 and 24 interact (Version 1, 26/09/2012)

Security bodies (Section 23) (Version 1, 10/09/2012 or 09/10/2012)

Safeguarding national security (Section 24) (Version 1, 10/09/2012 or 09/10/2012)

Unfortunately, the ICO does not always stick to a uniform date format. In most of the above publications it has used yyyy/mm/dd but for at least one - the guidance on 'The course of justice and inquiries exception' - it switched to yyyy/dd/mm. This means it's not always possible to determine the exact publication date.

1 comment:

Phil Bradshaw said...

Can inspect document properties, after downloading, which gives date pdf created from word master. Better if ICO was upfront on website and consistent though :-)