In most cases, an investigation will conclude with the Commissioner issuing his formal decision in relation to the case, setting out what, if any, steps the public authority must take to comply with the FOI Act.
In 2010, the Commissioner closed 249 cases with decision, resulting in 221 formal decisions being issued. Full details of the decisions issued during 2010.
A greater proportion of appeals in 2010 have been partially upheld by the Commissioner. Partially upheld cases will often result in an authority being required to disclose some, but not all, of the information sought by a requester.