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Freedom of Information

Introduction

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act asserts the right of members of the public to access official information to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals.

Under the Act each person has:

  • a legal right to access information held by public bodies
  • a legal right to have official information relating to him/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading
  • a legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting him/herself

The FSAI has produced a manual to help you understand your rights under FOI.

If you don't find the information you need here, please contact us.

Last reviewed: 6/3/2009

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