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

We are delighted to be joined by key figures in the sector including:

  • Daren Fitzhenry, incoming Scottish Information Commissioner
  • Joe FitzPatrick MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business, The Scottish Government
  • Keith Aitken, Journalist and Broadcaster (Chair)

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)


Early Bird discount

20% early bird discount available until Friday 25 August!

Book now using promotion code FOI17EB20


Exhibition and Sponsorship

To discuss the opportunities available at this event contact:

Chris Woodcock | 0131 285 1686