Freedom of Information Act 2000

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Freedom of Information Act 2000

UK legislation that guarantees public access to information. The FoIA grants any person the right, subject to certain exclusions, to any type of recorded information held by a public authority within 20 days of the request—even information prior to enactment of the law—unless there are clear extenuating circumstances.
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A spokesman for the council said: "The council has received a decision notice from the Information Commissioner's Office requiring us to release information related to the disposal of Arthur Hill Pool, which we have withheld as exempt under S43 of the FOIA 2000 as likely to prejudice the commercial interests of any party involved in the disposal of the site.
Recordkeeping appears to have risen toward the top of the agenda since FOIA 2000 was passed in the United Kingdom.
Information Commissioner in a January 2006 survey stated that they believed recordkeeping had improved, and 57 percent of these thought their filing system was likely to change within the next year to comply with FOIA 2000.