December 6th 2017 | COSLA Conference Centre

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About FOI 2017

Holyrood’s 15th Annual Freedom of Information conference will consider the implications of the expansion of FOISA and ask whether this expansion will be extended further, in the process debating if this would improve government efficiency. We will also explore the differences between FOI and Environmental Information Regulation (EIR) requests and consider the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Confirmed Speakers

  • Daren Fitzhenry, Scottish Information Commissioner
  • Joe FitzPatrick MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business, The Scottish Government
  • Maureen Falconer, Regional Manager – Scotland, ICO
  • Carole Ewart, Co-convener, Campaign for Freedom of Information
  • Paul Holleran, Scottish Organiser, National Union of Journalists

What happened in 2016

See a brief overview of last years agenda and speakers. 

Why you should attend?

At FOI 2017 you will:

  • Consider the implications of the expansion of FOISA
  • Explore the relationship between freedom of information and government efficiency
  • Discuss the differences between FOI and Environmental Information Regulation (EIR) requests
  • Review the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Exhibition and Sponsorship

To discuss the opportunities available at this event contact:

Chris Woodcock | 0131 285 1686


“A well organised conference, which continues to be topical year after year.”

-  Andrew Gilmour, North Lanarkshire Council

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