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Freedom of Information Act 2000

Emails, reports, photographs, research and minutes of meetings are all examples of information that an organisation may be required to produce if subjected to a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request. The Act provides individuals with the right to request recorded information held by, or on behalf of, public authorities.

Shred-it works closely with its clients in the public sector to ensure that their document destruction procedures are aligned with their compliance with the FOIA. Read our fact sheet to understand what is required from your organisation.  It covers:

  • Who must comply with the FOIA
  • Requirements of The Lord Chancellor's Code of Practice on the Management of Records
  • Records Management Policy recommendations
  • Potential penalties for non-compliance

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