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COVID-19

Drop in ICO enforcement action

A sharp drop in the Information Commissioner’s FOI enforcement action since the pandemic is revealed by an analysis of decision notices. The Campaign’s analysis looked at decision notices published in the two full months both before and after the lockdown. In January and February 2020 the ICO ordered public authorities to take substantive action in

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Deferring decision notices

The Information Commissioner’s Office appears to be delaying the issue of decision notices in at least some FOI cases. The aim is to reduce new appeals to the tribunal and the burden on public authorities who would have to respond to them. The Information Commissioner’s Office has written to a requester saying that his complaint

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FOI and the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted calls for the FOI Act to be relaxed and led some public authorities to announce that they will stop answering FOI requests. However, pressure for FOI time limits to be formally extended has been averted, probably by the Information Commissioner’s Office’s announcement that it will not penalise public authorities for

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