The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) provides the legal framework for publishing information held by publicly-owned bodies, such as central government, local councils and authorities. Everyone has the right to request information held by public sector organisations under the Act. With many public services now outsourced to the private sector, it is important that commercial organisations […]
New guidelines on the reuse of public sector information have been published today by the European Commission. They aim to help member states give better access to open data, for example weather data, traffic data, property asset data and maps. Open data is used as the basis for innovative value-added services and products, such as […]
The world of information rights is ever-changing, with constant developments in case law and technology. Given the size of the ICO’s catalogue of guidance, which continues to grow, making sure everything is up-to-date and relevant is a challenge that…
PSI – public sector information – is the single largest source of information in Europe, and includes digital maps, meteorological, legal, traffic, financial, economic and other data. No wonder it’s valuable to governments looking to balance the books post recession. E RADAR investigates this most interesting product which is turning public sector bodies into commercial […]
GOV.UK is the new place for corporate and policy information from the Cabinet Office.
The Electoral Registration and Administration Act has received Royal Assent.
Reference: UK/2009/SI/3157 The INSPIRE Regulations 2009 require public authorities that hold spatial data to make that information available. Spatial data is any data with a direct or indirect reference to a specific location or geographical area. Spatial data is often referred to as geospatial data or geographic information. The Regulations apply to all public authorities that are […]
Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner, says the Freedom of Information Act has “opened up the corridors of power to greater scrutiny” in his blog response to the Justice Select Committee’s report.
Unless we once again take seriously the issues of data quality (and the disciplines of information governance we are in danger of building a future based not merely on sand (silicon) but on quick sand (silicon processed toxic sludge).
The Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 (the Act) is an Act of the Scottish Parliament: to make provision about the management of records by certain authorities; to amend the Public Records (Scotland) Act 1937 (c.43) in relation to the transmission of court records to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland; and for connected purposes. […]