The Freedom of Information Act

Information law has assumed a prominent place in the modern legal landscape. The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) in particular has established a new culture of transparency and openness in public authorities. Whilst public authorities have been forced to address their information management procedures in order to comply with the requirements under the FOIA, the shift in culture in the public authority arena means that both the public and private sector are entitled to benefit from the introduction of a “right to know”. Since information law is regarded as a rapidly and constantly developing area of law, our commercial team understands the importance of ensuring that you are kept informed of any updates or developments in this area and specifically how any changes will affect your operation.