About the Event
Thank you to those who attended the CEO FOI Briefing. The presentation is now available to download.
Scottish Information Commissioner Daren Fitzhenry and key staff from his team to explored the steps that registered social landlords and subsidiary organisations should take to prepare for FOI on 11 November 2019. The Commissioner and his team explored the terms of the Order designating RSLs and consider what this may mean in practice.
The session also shared the key steps that senior managers should be thinking about to help RSLs meet their FOI duties effectively, and introduced the first phase of the resources, support and guidance from the Commissioner’s team to support RSLs and subsidiaries to meet their new duties.
What can I do next?
SFHA are holding two FOI Workshops aimed at those who will be responsible for the implementation of FOI, and training other staff within their organisation.
- Edinburgh, 20 May hosted by SFHA
- Glasgow, Tuesday 21 May hosted by SFHA and GWSF
Scottish Information Commissioner
Daren Fitzhenry took up post as Scottish Information Commissioner in October 2017, for a fixed term of six yearsRead More
Prior to his current role, he was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force Legal Branch, heading up its legal advisory team, with wide-ranging experience in the development, implementation and enforcement of regulatory systems.
As Scottish Information Commissioner, Daren is responsible for the enforcement and promotion of Scotland’s freedom of information laws. This includes handling appeals about the way in which Scottish public authorities respond to information requests, promoting good practice and monitoring and assessing FOI performance.
He is strongly committed to the principles of freedom of information, recognising the significant benefits that FOI brings to society, not least its key role in enabling the public's participation and engagement in the issues which really matter to them.