Decision details

Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act Policies

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To replace the current policies dated 2004 to ensure that the Council’s policies reflect the current legislation relating to Freedom of Information and Data Protection.

Decision:

That the revised Freedom of Information Policy and Data Protection Policy be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

The revised policies will promote openness, transparency and accountability throughout the Council.  The current policies are out dated and are in need of an update.

Alternative options considered:

  1. Do nothing – if the Council did not update its policies then this could lead to a breach of legislation to which the Council would be potentially liable.

 

  1. Approve the revised policies – revised policies would ensure that the Council was compliant with both Acts and any recent changes to legislation and guidance.

Report author: Susan Allen

Publication date: 03/07/2014

Date of decision: 01/07/2014

Decided at meeting: 01/07/2014 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/07/2014

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