Rosemary Agnew is the Scottish Information Commissioner. She was appointed on 1 May 2012 for a fixed term of six years. Rosemary was previously the Chief Executive of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission and Assistant Ombudsman at the Local Government Ombudsman in the UK, so has considerable experience of regulatory roles and complaint handling.
As Scottish Information Commissioner, Rosemary is responsible for the enforcement and promotion of Scotland’s freedom of information laws. This includes handling appeals about the way in which Scottish public authorities respond to information requests, promoting good practice and monitoring and assessing FOI performance. Rosemary firmly believes that access to information is essential to the exercising of many rights and freedoms in our society and a crucial element of government transparency.
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