Scottish ministers ordered to end 'two-tier' FoI regime
Scotland’s information watchdog has ruled that Scottish ministers breached the country’s transparency laws by wrongly singling out the media for discriminatory treatment.
Daren Fitzhenry, the Scottish information commissioner, has ordered ministers in Edinburgh to overhaul their freedom of information (FoI) procedures after upholding a series of complaints by 23 journalists in June last year.
He said his formal investigation, his first since becoming Scotland’s third information commissioner last October, found that ministers and their special advisers applied a two-tier screening system... read more
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