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Covid-19 FOI UpdateFor information, advice and guidance on the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus on FOI in Scotland, visit our Covid-19 Information Hub.


28 May 2020

New changes to emergency FOI provisions now in force

21 May 2020

Changes to FOI timescales repealed by new Coronavirus Bill

19 May 2020

FOISA Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee report published

13 May 2020

Temporary closure of office premises extended to 29 May 2020

  28 April 2020

Temporary closure of office premises extended to 15 May 2020

16 April 2020

New FOI and Covid-19 information hub launched

15 April 2020

Statement from ICIC on access to information during Covid-19 pandemic

06 April 2020

Temporary closure of Scottish Information Commissioner's office extended

02 April 2020

Coronavirus Bill will make temporary changes to FOI law 

31 March 2020

Commissioner's briefing for MSPs on FOI provisions of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill  

20 March 2020

Covid-19 virus: information for requesters

18 March 2020

Temporary closure of Scottish Information Commissioner's office as a result of Covid-19 virus

18 March 2020

Commissioner's Strategic Plan 2020-24 laid before Scottish Parliament

13 March 2020

Commissioner's statement on the impact of the Covid-19 virus on FOI timescales

06 February 2020

Registration now open for the 2020 Centre for FOI Conference in Dundee (conference postponed, new date to follow)

17 December 2019

Commissioner's speech to the 2019 Holyrood conference

11 December 2019

Post Legislative Scrutiny of FOISA: Note to Public Audit & Post Legislative Scrutiny Committee

04 December 2019

Commissioner's response to FOI extension consultation

13 November 2019

Commissioner's letter to Permanent Secretary about FOI and private emails

11 November 2019

Commissioner welcomes new FOI rights in the social housing sector

17 October 2019

Annual Report 2018/19 - FOI in demand but authorities must improve

24 September 2019

Awareness of Scottish freedom of information law at all-time high

29 July 2019

Commissioner publishes Progress Report on Scottish Government FOI Intervention

08 May 2019

Commissioner publishes submission on the post-legislative scrutiny of FOISA

For older news releases, please see our news archive.

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