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New and updated FOI guidance from the ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published a lot of guidance in the last few months, some new and some updating previous guidance. Below is a list of all the guidance issued recently with the date of publication and version number.

Procedural guidance

Internal reviews (Version 1, 16 Feb 09)

Information held: retrieving and compiling information from original sources (Version 1, 10 Feb 09)

Interpreting a request (Version 1, 19 Jan 09)

Valid request – name and address for correspondence (Version 1, 09 Jan 09)

Good practice in providing advice and assistance (Version 1, 17 Dec 08)

Vexatious requests – a short guide (Version 1, 3 Dec 08)

Vexatious or repeated requests (Version 4, 3 Dec 08)

Topic specific guidance

Reports provided by third parties (Version 1, 23 March 2009)

Circular (or round robin) requests (Version 1, 13 March 2009)

Information contained in court transcripts (Version 1, 10 Feb 2009)

When should salaries be disclosed (Version 1, 23 Feb 2009)

Exemptions guidance

Section 40 Update note: Applying the exemption for third party personal data: the Tribunal’s approach in House of Commons v IC & Leapman, Brooke and Thomas (version 1, 19 Jan 09)

The exemption for personal information (version 3, 11 Nov 08)

The duty of confidence and the public interest (version 1, 17 Nov 08)

Information provided in confidence relating to contracts
(version 1, 24 Oct 08)

Commercial detriment of third parties (version 1, 24 Oct 08)

EIR guidance

Charging for environmental information (Version 1, 26 Jan 2009)

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