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IRMS submits evidence to FOI Commission

The Independent Commission on Freedom of Information’s terms of reference require it to consider the implications for the Freedom of Information Act 2000 of the uncertainty around the Cabinet veto and the practical operation of the Act as it has developed over the last 10 years in respect of the deliberative space afforded to public authorities.

On the 9th October 2015 the Commission issued a call for evidence focusing on 6 main areas and posing 6 key questions. As Freedom of Information legislation is a key piece of law in the IRM world and given our new mandate from the membership to advocate good IRM practices and standards we issued a call to our members for evidence that the Society can use to submit back to the Commission.

This work was led by myself and Matthew Stephenson on behalf of the IRMS Executive. To access a pdf copy of the report please follow this link. A copy will also be placed in the resources section of the IRMS website for future reference. 

On behalf of the Executive I’d like to thank those members that contributed. If you are an IRMS member and didn't or couldn't contribute I'd encourage you to keep an eye out for any future calls for feedback and consider contributing your thoughts and views in the future. All feedback is appreciated and helps enrich the discussion and feedback that we as a Society can provide. 

All the best,

Scott Sammons CIPP/E, AMIRMS
Treasurer, IRMS

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