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Freedom of Information and data protection resources for SFHA members

SFHA members have access to a range of resources to help them meet the requirements of Freedom of Information and data protection legislation. These have been developed in conjunction with legal specialists and relevant regulatory bodies, and include: template documentation; written guidance; sources to ring for further advice; and a forum to discuss current issues with peers.  

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Scottish Government response to Access to Information consultation

Scottish Government has published a response to the analysis of the Access to Information consultation that SFHA responded to back in March 2023.  

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SFHA submits response to FOI consultation (14 March 2023)

The SFHA has submitted its response to the Scottish Government's Access to Information in Scotland consultation.  This follows feedback received from members at an SFHA consultation meeting on 2 March 2023, as well as input from TC Young.

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Briefing on access to information consultation now available

A briefing note summarising the key considerations for RSLs as part of the Scottish Government's consultation on access to information is now available.  SFHA commissioned TC Young to produce the briefing on our behalf. 

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SFHA member meeting re FOI consultation -Thursday 2 March 11am

SFHA will be hosting a meeting on Microsoft Teams in order to gather views feed into its response to the Scottish Government consultation on Access to Information to Information Rights.  This meeting will take place on Thursday 2 March at 11am. In advance of this meeting, TC Young will be drafting a briefing paper outlining some key considerations for our sector arising from the consultation paper. 

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Access to Information - Scottish Government Consultation

Scottish Government is currently consulting on possible amendments to Freedom of Information legislation.  Its Access to Information Rights in Scotland consultation closes on Tuesday 16 March and SFHA will be submitting a response.   We will be seeking member views and bringing together a meeting in early March to discuss further.  We have also commissioned TC Young to provide legal input as we draft our response. 

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Data Protection Officer Services for SFHA Members

Discounted services are available to SFHA members to help meeet the requirement to have in place a Data Protection Officer.

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FOI and Data Protection Forum

A digital space for staff members who deal with FOI and/or Data Protection to discuss their experiences and seek advice from their peers within the sector is now available to SFHA members.

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Upcoming SFHA Training Sessions: Enhance Your Skills!

Join us for a series of insightful training sessions hosted by SFHA, exclusive to members. 

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Scottish Government under pressure ahead of Budget as affordable homes target goes into ‘reverse’

SFHA lead a campaign to call for £700m for social housing to meet First Minister’s ‘defining mission’ to tackle child poverty.

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Mid Market Rent: Why make it harder to build homes people can afford to rent?

In her blog, SFHA Director of External Affairs Carolyn Lochhead calls for Mid Market Rent to be redefined as a type of social housing in the upcoming Housing Bill. 

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Secure your place at SFHA's FOI and Data Protection conferences

In March, SFHA will be exploring the importance of data and how the pandemic has shifted how we use, access, and share it within the social housing sector.  

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SFHA to host virtual conferences on FOI and Data Protection

In March 2022, SFHA will host virtual conferences looking at best practice in Freedom of Information and Data Protection.

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Registered Social Landlords ‘responding well’ to FOI

The new report, Registered Social Landlords and FOI: One Year On, is informed by data from a survey of RSLs and subsidiaries and statistics reported by organisations across 2020. 

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FOI Helpline Service exclusive to SFHA members

A free FOI helpline, provided by TC Young solicitors, is available exclusively to SFHA members. 

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What next for RGDP’s DPO service?

In his blog post, Mark Chynoweth, General Manager of RGDP LLP, discusses GDPR and the requirements for RSLs to be compliant. 

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