Data protection and FOI
Freedom of information (FOI)
The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives legal rights of access to non-personal information held by a public authority on submission of a written request.
Data protection legislation gives individuals (data subjects) the right of access to information held about themselves.
Data processing - Fair processing notice
This authority is required by law to protect the public funds it administers.
Publication Schemes are designed to encourage public authorities to proactively make more information available without requiring a formal request to be made under the Freedom of Information Act.