Public Authorities being monitored by the Information Commissioner Office
Burnetts' Information law solicitor Natalie Ruane highlights a case concerning four public authorities who are being monitored by the Information Commissioner's Office.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that four public authorities, including Cumbria County Council are being monitored over delays in their responses to freedom of information questions. The Department of Finance and Personnel (Northern Ireland), Nottingham City Council and Salford City Council are the other three public authorities being monitored in the period 1st February to 30th April 2015 in relation to their responses to freedom of information requests.
Cumbria County Council was selected for monitoring after the ICO received at least four complaints where the authority took considerably longer than the statutory deadline of 20 working days to respond. Salford City Council is being monitored because it is responding to less than 65% of FOI requests within the timeframe.
About the author
Natalie leads the Employment Law & HR team and specialises in education.
Published: Monday 16th March 2015
Categorised: Information Law