ICO considering court proceedings against Cabinet Office for FOIA failings

23/10/2023 | Information Rights and Wrongs

A recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has revealed that the Cabinet Office, the government department responsible for FOIA policy, is facing potential contempt proceedings for non-compliance with the Act. The ICO has referred two cases of non-compliance by the Cabinet Office to its own solicitors for certification proceedings. Details of the cases and their current progress are unknown, but the situation is a poor reflection on the Cabinet Office. It will be interesting to see how this develops.

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