Asserting Access to Information Rights in Scotland meeting, Weds 20 June meeting

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Asserting Access to Information Rights in Scotland meeting

Scottish Parliament, Wednesday 20th June 6-8pm

Come along to discuss access to information rights one year on from the unanimous motion passed by MSPs to hold two inquiries into FoISA: into the Scottish Government’s compliance with freedom of information requests; and for post legislative scrutiny of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Neither Inquiry has yet begun.

The meeting will also discuss the report published on 13th June 2018 by the Scottish Information Commissioner on one of his enforcement actions against the Scottish Government confirming what we knew anecdotally – that freedom of information requests from journalists are being treated differently because of their name and profession and that Scottish Government compliance with the law needs to improve significantly. The ‘Intervention Report – Assessment Stage’ Published by the Commissioner is available at http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/home/AboutSIC/WhatWeDo/Intervention201702016ScottishGovernment.aspx

The meeting will be chaired by Neil Findlay MSP and the speakers are the journalist Rob Edwards and Carole Ewart, Convener of The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS).

For security reasons, please confirm your attendance by emailing us by registering via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asserting-access-to-information-rights-in-scotland-tickets-47115831721  CFoIS will share the names of those attending with staff at the Parliament to enable your entry.

CFoIS wants to keep in contact with people and groups to advise of events such as meetings of the Scottish Public Information Forum (SPIF).  Please choose to opt in to the CFoIS Mailing List by replying to our email address with ‘GDPR’ in the subject heading and the word ‘Yes’ as the message cfoiscot@gmail.com.

The Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland https://www.cfoi.org.uk/scotland/  cfoiscot@gmail.com

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