Freedom of information FAQ

JISC released a FOI & research data guide in 2010, and the Incremental blog discusses differences in the Scottish and English Acts.

Also see our Freedom of Information Briefing paper for more information.

For the purposes of this FAQ the word Act shall be taken to refer to both the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. For detailed differences between the two acts, see the Scottish Information Commissioner's website for a summary of the differences between the Acts.