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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

Being able to access information held by public authorities is an important right in an open society.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives a structure to the way information is accessed and disclosed in the public domain. Public authorities have to adhere to the Act and publish information correctly and deal with requests for information as outlined in the Act.

This highly interactive course effectively demonstrates the provisions of the FOI act using engaging case studies throughout. Both publishing information and requests for information are explained and discussed in-depth with examples and detailed case studies.

Courses developed by Nimble Elearning have been certified by the CPD Certification Service and count towards your annual CPD requirement.

Objectives

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

Recognise when and where the main provisions of the Freedom of Information Act apply
Understand the types of information that will be shared in an organisation’s publication scheme
Make or handle requests for information in an appropriate way
Understand the rights of individuals under the Act and the consequences of not complying with the legislation
Topics

Topics explored in this course, Freedom of Information:

Main provisions for the Freedom of Information Act
Types of information covered under the Act
Public authority duties
Publishing information
Dealing with requests for information
Providing information and refusing a request

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