GDPR and FOIA
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides public access to information held by public bodies.
It does this in two ways:
- Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and
- Members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities
The act covers any recorded information that is held by a public authority in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and by UK- wide public authorities based in Scotland.
The Act does not give people access to their own personal data (information about themselves) such as health records. If a member of the public wants to see information that a public authority holds about them, they should make a data protection subject access request.
The following documents detail the model publication scheme from the ICO which has been adopted by UTS and signposts where specific information can be requested.
FOI requests will only be accepted in writing through the following mechanisms:
an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
a letter posted to:
School Business Manager, Ursula Taylor C of E School, High Street, Clapham, Bedford Mk41 6EG.