Understanding FOI requests and Transparency

What topics are covered by the course?

This Understanding Freedom of Information Requests and Transparency course, led by Paul Gibbons, will give delegates the knowledge and skills they need to improve their processes and answer requests for information.

Who should attend?

Potential attendees should attend.

What will I be able to do on completion?

By the end of the day, delegates will understand how to manage their obligations under FOI including refusing requests and pro-actively publishing information.

How will I be assessed?

Not applicable

Delegates will gain the knowledge and skills they need to improve their processes and answer requests for information.


The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) which has been in force for over decade, has aimed to make public authorities open, transparent and accountable to taxpayers. Whilst it has undoubtedly achieved this, it remains a major challenge for public bodies to cope with the ever growing numbers of complex requests.

In addition to this, the public sector are seeing an increasing number of requests for data to be re-used for commercial purposes.

Venue Details: ETC Venues - Victoria, One Drummond Gate, London SW1V 2QQ, United Kingdom.

Category: Classes / Courses | Professional Training | Classes, Courses & Workshops.

Artists / Speakers: Paul Gibbons, Lynne Wyeth, Sue Markey.

Booking: http://atnd.it/35527-1

Other Prices:
Local Government/Education/NHS/Charity: GBP 445,
Private Sector: GBP 595.

Guide Price: Central Government: GBP 495

Delivery: Other
Category: Career Development »
Duration: On October 21, 2015 at 9:15 am - 4:15 pm

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