FREEDOM OF INFORMATION FOR TENANTS
July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Find out more about your rights
TPAS Scotland is hosting a webinar with Paul Mutch from the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner.
Join us to find out about your legal right to information.
Since November 2019, Scotland’s registered social landlords have been covered by the Freedom of Information (FOI) law. This means that tenants, individuals, employees, and communities now have a legal right to request and receive the information that Social Landlords hold.
Registered social landlords are now covered by the same rules that local councils, the Scottish Government, colleges, universities, Police Scotland and the NHS have been subject to since 2005: when someone requests information it must be provided, and can only be withheld if the law allows it.
But how do you make use of your FOI rights? How do you make a request? What can be asked for? And how can the FOI right help you?
This session will explore what the introduction of FOI means for RSLs and tenants, and will provide practical tips, advice and guidance for anyone who wants to know how to get the most out of their new right. We’ll also feature some examples of how FOI rights have been used in the past to support engagement and influence change.
The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for promoting and enforcing FOI law in Scotland.
Lesley, CEO at TPAS says ‘This is a great opportunity to hear and ask questions about our legal rights, the law and how to request and receive information’.
To book register contact Elaine Scoular at Elaine.email@example.com. or go to event brite. Login details for the webinar will be sent to you.
Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner Freedom of Information page can be found here. http://www.itspublicknowledge.info/YourRights/YourRights.aspx