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The Essential Guide to Freedom of Information

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The ability to access information held by public authorities has become an important right within any open and democratic society.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act provides a structure to the way information can be accessed and disclosed in the public domain. Public authorities are mandated to adhere to the FOI Act, publish relevant information correctly and deal with requests for information within as outlined by, and within the spirit of, the Act.

This highly interactive course effectively demonstrates the provisions of the FOI act using engaging case studies throughout. The processes and procedures involved with publishing information and requests for information are explained and discussed in-depth, with many examples and detailed scenarios being used to provide context and maintain interest along the way.

After completing this course, learners will be able to:

Topics explored in this course:

Audience: Employees at public authorities and other organisations working with information that falls under the Freedom of Information Act

Course duration: 45 minutes

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