Information rights ‘watchdog’ vexed by recent Tribunal findings

For a journalist to pursue her, or his, craft productively, one of the most important tools in their workbox is the ability to make effective requests under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000. Public authorities are obliged to consider requests, make searches within their own records and then decide, if the information is held byContinue reading “Information rights ‘watchdog’ vexed by recent Tribunal findings”

Commissioners in denial

Two high profile public figures suffered an embarassing defeat in Barnsley Law Courts this week. Elizabeth Denham, a Canadian ‘expert’ brought in last year to head up the troubled Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) and Julia Mulligan, the disaster-prone Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (NYPCC). Elizabeth Denham (left) and Julia Mulligan (right). At aContinue reading “Commissioners in denial”