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Public Authorities FAQ

The Public Authorities FAQ section provides answers to some of the enquiries the Scottish Information Commissioner's office has received from public authorities.

If you find you have questions which are not answered by the information in this section or elsewhere on the Commissioner's website, you can contact us for more information.

Covid-19 FOI UpdateThe FOI Act has been temporarily amended in response to the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Visit our Covid-19 Information Hub to find out more.

The Commissioner has also produced a guide for Scottish public authorities which sets out what to expect during a investigation carried out by the Scottish Information Commissioner. The latest version of the guide can downloaded from our Briefings page.

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