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Information or documents

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) gives everyone the right to ask Scottish public authorities for the information they hold.  This is subject to various provisions and exemptions in FOISA.

FOISA gives a right to information, not to documents.  This guidance looks at whether requests for copies of documents are valid requests under FOISA and tells public authorities how they should respond to this type of request.

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Page last updated 09 December 2016

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