December 1st 2016 | The Royal Scots Club

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About FOI 2016

This year's conference will evaluate how Freedom of Information legislation in Scotland has adapted to meet changes around how information is produced and disseminated in Scotland's public sector, and the opportunities and challenges associated with these changes.

Why you should attend?


At FOI 2016 you will:

  • Consider FOI’s essential role in supporting open accountable Government
  • Discuss how accessible FOI is to a range of requesters
  • Get updates on the latest developments affecting FOI including Open Data
  • Consider the latest best practice through interactive masterclasses


Each year Holyrood's Freedom of Information conference brings together key figures from across the FOI landscape. This year we are delighted to be joined by:

Rosemary Agnew, The Scottish Information Commissioner

Kevin Stewart MSP​, Minister for Local Government and Housing, The Scottish Government

Keith Aitken, Journalist and Broadcaster (Chair)



The FOISA Conference 2015 was a well organised and information filled event. I learned a great amount from the break-out sessions and would recommend attendance to all who are involved in data protection, freedom of information and information governance.

  • Katherine McBay, Information Governance Officer, James Hutton Institute

Who attended and what happened in 2015

See a brief overview of last years agenda and who attended.