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You'll find our latest news on this page, from press releases and statements, to speeches and new publications. If you have any questions about any of these, contact us at enquiries@itspublicknowledge.info.

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.

2020
27 July 2020  Update: Temporary premises closure extended to 10 August 2020

23 June 2020

Service update: Temporary premises closure extended to 31 July 2020

 17 June 2020 Commissioner's letter to Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee about report on post-legislative scrutiny of FOI Act

 8 June 2020

The Herald: Commissioner's article highlights importance of FOI 

 8 June 2020

UPDATE: Our services and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

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Changes to FOI timescales repealed by new Coronavirus Bill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)


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