Scottish Information Commissioner

Continent: Europe
Competence: ATI/RTI only
Jurisdiction: National
Year established: 2003
Number of staff: 26
Head of authority: Daren Fitzhenry
Daren Fitzhenry became Scottish Information Commissioner in October 2017, for a fixed six year term.
As Scottish Information Commissioner, Daren is responsible for the enforcement and promotion of Scotland’s access to information (or freedom of information – FOI) laws. This includes handling appeals about the way in which Scottish public authorities respond to information requests, promoting good practice and monitoring and assessing performance. 
He is strongly committed to the principles of FOI, recognising the significant benefits that FOI brings to society, not least its key role in enabling the public’s participation and engagement in the issues which really matter to them.
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Contact details:

Address: Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Scotland, KY16 9DS
Telephone:  +44(0) 1334 464610
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.itspublicknowledge.info

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