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Freedom of Information: The Exemptions

The exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 allow public authorities to protect information that if disclosed might cause unjustified harm to the authority, individuals or other bodies. However, applying them inappropriately can lead to adverse decisions from the Information Commissioner and reputational damage.

This workshop examines all the FOI exemptions in detail, highlighting key Commissioner and Tribunal decisions. We will also discuss what needs to be included in Refusal Notices.

Duration 1 day
Timings 10.00 - 16.00
CPD Credit(s) 4.5 points
Fee £389 + vat
Excellent up to date information - well presented with clear and concise advice/information given. LC, Edge Hill University
Great course - Interesting and comprehensive. Very useful for keeping up to date with the legislation. JP, English Heritage
The session gave a great update on recent developments and was a good opportunity to speak with colleagues from other organisations. AH, Wirral Boroguh Council
Ibrahim is a knowledgeable and engaging speaker who enlivens his subject. SR, OFWAT
Very informative course. Delivered in a light hearted and very knowledgeable way. PB, Kent CC
Date Venue Speaker
01 Apr 2020 Manchester Susan Wolf
06 Apr 2020 London Iain Harrison
20 Apr 2020 Belfast Iain Harrison
26 May 2020 London Iain Harrison
26 Jun 2020 Manchester Susan Wolf
09 Sep 2020 Manchester Susan Wolf
06 Oct 2020 Manchester Susan Wolf
12 Nov 2020 Belfast Susan Wolf
17 Nov 2020 Manchester Susan Wolf
01 Dec 2020 London Susan Wolf
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