December 6th 2017 | COSLA Conference Centre

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What happened in 2016

The 2016 FOI conference considered the latest issues affecting FOI practitioners in Scotland including:

  • The extension of FOI to new bodies (private prisons, secure accommodation for children, grant-aided schools, and independent special schools from 1 September 2016)
  • The re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (ROPSI)
  • Where access to public data sits in the wider European context
  • FOISA and open data
  • The challenges to accessing information

The day brought together expert speakers including:

  • Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, The Scottish Government
  • Rosemary Agnew, The (then) Scottish Information Commissioner
  • Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner
  • Graham Smith, Cabinet Advisor on Access to Documents, European Ombudsman
  • Rena Gertz, Information Governance Compliance Officer, Licensing, Administration & Democratic Services, East Lothian Council