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ICO FOI backlog remains high

The Information Commissioner’s Office has disclosed a dataset of its active FOI caseload in response to an FOI request by the Campaign. It shows that on 25th April 2022: There were 2,272 active cases. (This is a slight reduction on the 2,317 cases in data disclosed to Martin Rosenbaum in August 2021). The oldest case

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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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