Freedom of Information Requests (FOI) are an integral part of the public sector’s commitment to transparency. However, FOI requests can often be a costly and time-consuming task to complete.
FOI exemptions allow public sector organisations to protect information, reduce the burden of responding to vexatious FOI requests and prioritise valid requests for information.
This Understanding and Applying FOI Exemptions virtual course gives you the necessary guidance and skills to apply exemptions.
Attend this course to gain a brief and comprehensive overview of the FOI landscape; apply the commercial interest test; improve how you manage vexatious requests; establishing over the cost threshold; learn how to write a refusal notice and apply the public interest test.
Unlocking the Power of Virtual
Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.
Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!
Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.
Scott is an experienced Information Governance (IG) Practitioner having worked in IG across both the public and private sectors for 10+ years and qualified in various subjects including Data Protection and Information Management.
Scott is now independent and owns Lighthouse IG working with a range of councils, government departments, charities and businesses looking to improve how they handle and make the most of their records and data.
As a volunteer Scott has also been Chair of the Information & Records Management Society (IRMS) for the last 3 years, leading the development of standards and resources for those ...