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Information Commissioner

Summary of the main functions of the Information Commissioner.

The main functions of the Information Commissioner can be summarised as :

  • the review (on application) of the decisions of public bodies in relation to FOI requests and where necessary, the making of binding, new decisions;
  • the review of the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 to ensure that public bodies comply with their provisions;
  • the fostering an attitude of openness among public bodies by the encouragement of the voluntary publication of information above and beyond the minimum requirements of the Acts;
  • the preparation and publication of commentaries on the practical operation of the Acts; and
  • the publication of an Annual Report

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