Research delegation visit by the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Published on 20 September 2022
Delegates were discussing legislation, practice, and culture surrounding freedom of information in Scotland
On Tuesday 20 September 2022 the Centre for Freedom of Information hosted a research visit from Hungary, with representatives from the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information and Transparency International.
This visit formed part of the EU-funded project "Exploring Local Practices of Freedom of Information and Increasing Their Effectiveness". The project seeks to investigate the working of freedom of information laws in various jurisdictions, identify the elements which contribute to the success of these laws and incorporate them within the freedom of information system in Hungary.
The Centre’s Director, Dr Sean Whittaker, was joined by Honorary Professor Kevin Dunion, Dr Jonathan Mendel and Professor Colin Reid in discussing legislation, practice and culture surrounding freedom of information in Scotland.
As part of the discussion a presentation on various aspects of Scotland's freedom of information regime, as well as the findings of the "Uncovering the Environment: The Use of Public Access to Environmental Information" project was delivered. This presentation is available below: