Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315219
Title:
Office of the Information Commissioner annual report 2009
Authors:
Office of the Information Commissioner
Citation:
Ireland. Office of the Information Commissioner. Office of the Information Commissioner annual report 2009. Dublin 2010
Publisher:
Office of the Information Commissioner
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315219
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
[From the introduction] I am pleased to introduce my seventh Annual Report as Information Commissioner which covers the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009. In this Report I highlight a number of significant cases and issues that were dealt with by my Office in 2009. One such issue is the trend of public bodies falling outside the FOI Act, which I am concerned is happening indirectly rather than by way of publicly stated policy. I commented on this in my Report of 2007 as some functions of public bodies previously subject to the FOI Act were removed from its scope due to the transfer of those functions to new public bodies. The removal of particular functions which were previously covered by the FOI Act is a particularly unwelcome development and I comment further on this issue in chapter 2. I also look at the practices of public bodies, and highlight a number of issues which arose during contact my Office had with public bodies in conducting reviews. I am concerned about some instances where public bodies did not release records in line with formal decisions from my Office, as applicants have a legitimate expectation that if I find in their favour, the relevant records will be released in accordance with the statutory requirements. I draw attention to examples of cases where public bodies did not follow best practice in chapter 2. In Part II of this Report, although there is no statutory requirement on me to do so, as I have done for the last two years, I report on my work as Commissioner for Environmental Information, which is legally separate to my role as Information Commissioner.
Keywords:
PUBLIC SECTOR; COMMUNITY INFORMATION AND ADVICE SERVICE
ISSN:
16490479

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dc.date.accessioned2014-04-03T13:08:24Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-03T13:08:24Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationIreland. Office of the Information Commissioner. Office of the Information Commissioner annual report 2009. Dublin 2010en_GB
dc.identifier.issn16490479-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/315219-
dc.description[From the introduction] I am pleased to introduce my seventh Annual Report as Information Commissioner which covers the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2009. In this Report I highlight a number of significant cases and issues that were dealt with by my Office in 2009. One such issue is the trend of public bodies falling outside the FOI Act, which I am concerned is happening indirectly rather than by way of publicly stated policy. I commented on this in my Report of 2007 as some functions of public bodies previously subject to the FOI Act were removed from its scope due to the transfer of those functions to new public bodies. The removal of particular functions which were previously covered by the FOI Act is a particularly unwelcome development and I comment further on this issue in chapter 2. I also look at the practices of public bodies, and highlight a number of issues which arose during contact my Office had with public bodies in conducting reviews. I am concerned about some instances where public bodies did not release records in line with formal decisions from my Office, as applicants have a legitimate expectation that if I find in their favour, the relevant records will be released in accordance with the statutory requirements. I draw attention to examples of cases where public bodies did not follow best practice in chapter 2. In Part II of this Report, although there is no statutory requirement on me to do so, as I have done for the last two years, I report on my work as Commissioner for Environmental Information, which is legally separate to my role as Information Commissioner.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOffice of the Information Commissioneren_GB
dc.subjectPUBLIC SECTORen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY INFORMATION AND ADVICE SERVICEen_GB
dc.titleOffice of the Information Commissioner annual report 2009en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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