The Freedom of Information Act 2011 (FOIA) enjoins public institutions to use modern technology to inform citizens of what is known and done by their government. Accordingly, agencies should readily and systematically post information online in advance of any public request. Providing more information online reduces the need for individual requests and may help reduce existing backlogs. This training will address all the concerns anticipated by the FOIA including the requirement that all public institutions shall keep, organize and maintain their records in a manner that make them accessible to the public and also proactively disclose certain categories of information through the use of multimedia formats (print, electronic and online media).
For Whom: FOI Desk Officers, Legal and IT Officers of Public Institutions