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The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter reprints the full text of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 24 April 2002 and received Royal Assent on 28 May 2002. The Act ... More


Freedom of Information: A Global Perspective

Sudhir Naib

in The Right to Information Act 2005: A Handbook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067474
eISBN:
9780199081226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067474.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter summarizes the development, the growth, and the present trend in the freedom of information (FOI) movement and the general applicability of this doctrine within a global context. It ... More


Archives of Authority

Andrew N. Rubin

in Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter details the correspondence between the author and the Central Intelligence Agency regarding the release of information in line with the Freedom of Information Act. At the same time the ... More


The State of Freedom of Information in Scotland

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter assesses the state of freedom of information (FOI) in Scotland since the passage of FOI laws, with the goal of taking stock, considering the country’s experience, reflecting on how far ... More


The Problem: How to Regulate State Secrecy?

Rahul Sagar

in Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691168180
eISBN:
9781400880850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168180.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines whether state secrecy is commonly abused in contemporary America. A number of scholars argue that the real and apparent abuses of state secrecy are due not to flaws in the ... More


Afterword

David Vincent

in The Culture of Secrecy: Britain 1832-1998

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203070
eISBN:
9780191675690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203070.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book ends at the time as Mrs. Margaret Thatcher's career moved to its conclusion, and it was written during the course of the fourth consecutive Tory Administration. It went to press, however, in ... More


Deferred Action: Examining the Jewel (or a Precious Form) of Prosecutorial Discretion

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of “deferred action,” one of the most precious forms of prosecutorial discretion. Once a person is granted deferred action, he or she is eligible to apply ... More


Environmental Information

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of freedom of information as it is practiced in Scotland, with particular emphasis on access to environmental information. Before the Freedom of Information ... More


Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Kevin Dunion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book is the only in-depth guide to Scotland’s freedom of information (FOI) regime. Written by Kevin Dunion, the first Scottish Information Commissioner, it provides detailed commentary on the ... More


Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act

Kevin M. Baron

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474442442
eISBN:
9781474465281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442442.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Executive privilege (EP) as a political tool has created a grey area of constitutional power between the legislative and executive branches. By focusing on the post-WWII political usage of executive ... More


Key Issue 6: Charging for Information – Now and in Future

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of freedom of information (FOI) as it is practiced in Scotland, with particular emphasis on the issue of charging for information being requested. In Scotland, FOI ... More


Key Issue 4: Personal Information – Dealing with Third-Party Data

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of freedom of information as it is practiced in Scotland, with particular emphasis on issues concerning third-party data. One of the most common and contentious ... More


Publication Schemes

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the publication of information by public authorities in Scotland as a statutory obligation under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA). FOISA requires each ... More


4 Deferred Action: Examining the Jewel (or a Precious Form) of Prosecutorial Discretion

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Leon Wildes

in Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479829224
eISBN:
9781479807543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479829224.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter provides a detailed analysis of “deferred action,” one of the most precious forms of prosecutorial discretion. Once a person is granted deferred action, he or she is eligible to apply ... More


The Conduct of Investigations

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of how the Scottish Information Commissioner conducts investigations to determine whether the country’s public authorities have dealt with requests for information ... More


LBJ and the politics of passing FOIA

Kevin M. Baron

in Presidential Privilege and the Freedom of Information Act

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474442442
eISBN:
9781474465281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442442.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Lyndon Johnson's ascension to the presidency following Kennedy's death created the political space for one of the most productive policymaking periods in US history. The politics of this moment ... More


Key Issue 5: Who Wants to Know? – Issues Concerning the Identity of the Applicant

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of freedom of information as it is practiced in Scotland, with particular emphasis on issues concerning the identity of the individual requesting for information. In ... More


Key Issue 1: Not a Class Apart – Why a Class-based Approach Cannot be Taken to Contents-based Exemptions

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of freedom of information as it is practiced in Scotland, with particular emphasis on the approach which could properly be taken to the exemptions protecting the ... More


Key Issue 2: Where is the Harm? – Applying Contents-based Exemptions and Exceptions

Kevin Dunion

in Freedom of Information in Scotland in Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845861223
eISBN:
9781474406178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861223.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of freedom of information as it is practiced in Scotland, with particular emphasis on the application of contents-based exemptions and exceptions. Many of the ... More


The Battle of the Bulge

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter comments on the climate change deniers' last attack—a Battle of the Bulge—against climate science in general and human-caused climate change in particular. To many in the scientific ... More


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