Freedom of Information for Decision Makers is an intensive one-day course for people charged with making decisions in relation to applications for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2014, which was enacted on 14 October 2014. Reference will also be made where appropriate to the repealed Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation (1997 and 2003) and to Data Protection legislation and obligations under it regarding Personal Data.
The purpose of this course is to bring participants through the different Parts (1-7) of the new Freedom of Information legislation and to explore with them the implications for their organisations. Emphasis will be placed throughout the day on the sections that are most relevant to attendees. By the end of the course, participants should feel more confident when dealing with an application for information under FOI Act 2014.