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Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice$
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Kevin Dunion

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781845861223

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.001.0001

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The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Chapter:
(p.3) Chapter 1 The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Source:
Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice
Author(s):

Kevin Dunion

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0001

This chapter reprints the full text of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 24 April 2002 and received Royal Assent on 28 May 2002. The Act includes provisions relating to access to information held by Scotland’s public authorities, exempt information (such as those concerning national security and defence, international relations, commercial interests and the economy, law enforcement, confidentiality, court records, and personal information), general functions of the Scottish Information Commissioner, enforcement, historical records, codes of practice, and miscellaneous and supplemental topics.

Keywords:   access to information, Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, public authorities, Scottish Information Commissioner, historical records, codes of practice, Scotland

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