Dundee Roundtable

Following on from its recent Practitioners’ Conference and academic workshop, the Centre for Freedom of Information (in conjunction with ISSR) is holding a 1.5-hour roundtable for people across the University to discuss possibilities for teaching and research collaborations around information and privacy rights. 

The aims of the roundtable are to: 

  • Map teaching, research, and engagement on information and privacy rights across staff and PhD students at Dundee (as part of that, former Scottish Information Commissioner and Honorary Professor Kevin Dunion will speak briefly about his recent work in Croatia and Tunisia)
  • Explore possibilities for collaboration, especially in relation to funding bids

The roundtable will be held in Scrymgeour 4.08 (Moot Court Room) on 30 May 2018 from 3.00-4:30 pm. BOOK VIA https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/centre-for-freedom-of-information-roundtable-tickets-46064314605


Workshop: “Information and Privacy Rights in a Time of Change”

9th May 2018

Scrymgeour 4.08, University of Dundee


This workshop brings together scholars and practitioners to look at information and privacy rights in light of recent developments, including: the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal; Google’s loss of the “right to be forgotten” case; the incoming General Data Protection Regulation; the reverberations from the European Court’s judgment in the Magyar case; the Scottish Information Commissioner’s investigation into Scottish government compliance with freedom of information requests; and inevitably Brexit. 

Download workshop programme: Workshop Programme 9th May 2018

This is an open workshop and people are welcome to join for the entire day or specific sessions. There is no fee or registration. Please just email your intention to come to l.t.waldorf@dundee.ac.uk

FOI Practitioners' Conference: Future proofing FOI -  Does FOI go far enough?

8th May 2018

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee


In a rapidly changing environment for the public sector and requester in light of Brexit, GDPR, growth in open data, changes in technology and drive towards increased transparency does FOI go far enough? What are the challenges faced? What’s the likely impact for FOI practitioners? 

Download Conference Programme 2018 – CFOI Programme 2018.

Download Conference Presentations:

2018 CFOI Plenary

2018 Seminar-Aligning-GDPR-and-FOI

2018 Seminar-C