Scottish Information Commissioner
Competence: ATI/RTI only
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.
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004
Inspire (Scotland) Regulations 2009