FOI Practitioner's Conference 24 and 25 August 2021 - Resilience: FOI and EIR During and After the Pandemic

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Our annual conference for freedom of information practitioners is taking place online this year, across two half days on 24 and 25 August 2021. 

The practitioners’ conference is specifically designed to provide anyone working in FOI for a Scottish public authority with practical advice and opportunities for discussion as well as the latest updates and developments in the field.

This year’s conference theme – Resilience: FOI & EIR During and After the Pandemic – is designed to reflect on these extraordinary times, during which the importance of transparency and access to information is clearer than ever while those working in FOI are having to adapt to changes in ways of working and the legislation itself.

The conference programme also has a new look, with the event split into two half-day sessions comprising a mix of presentations, authority case studies and facilitated discussions. Day 1 will look back on FOI during the pandemic, while day 2 will focus on the future.

View the full programme via the link below -

CFOI Practitioners’ Conference 2021 Programme and Workshop Details

CFOI Practitioners’ Conference 2021 Privacy Notice 


FOI Practitioners' Conference:  Building Stronger and Better FOI

29th May 2019

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee 

Download Conference Programme 2019

Legal Update  - Euan McCulloch, Deputy Head of Enforcement

Seizing the Benefits  - Daren Fitzhenry, Scottish Information Commissioner

Seminar B Beyond the letter of the law: other tools in the FOI Officer’s toolkit - Claire Stephen, Sarah Hutchison

Seminar C Post GDPR: FOI requests for third party personal data