The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act came fully into force on 1 January 2005. It was introduced to promote a culture of openness and accountability amongst public authorities by giving people rights of access to the information authorities hold. These rights should help better public understanding of how authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money. See below for detail around how to access information about what we do.
The General Data Protection Regulation
Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides a right for data subjects to receive confirmation that their data is being processed; to access their personal data; and to be told why their information is being processed, who it has been shared with, and how long it will be retained.
You can find out how to access information we hold about you on the below pages.