Court rules against ICO in FOI appeal

19/12/2023 | ICO

In an appeal concerning the ability to aggregate public interest factors for and against disclosure when applying exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Court of Appeal has ruled against the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), overturning the Upper Tribunal’s judgment that the public interest exemption cannot be combined when more than one exemption applies to the same information.

UPDATE: 191223 - The ICO has sought permission to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling.

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