Scottish Information Commissioner
Critics say the policy of charging for environmental information in East Lothian means residents are unable to access vital data on their local environment.
Scottish ministers are facing growing criticism for failing to toughen freedom of information law after a parliamentary review two years ago.
A Scottish Government watchdog has been caught advising a pesticide company on how to avoid disclosure under freedom of information law.
The Scottish Government has been advising other public bodies on how to prevent the release of covid-19 spending information.
Scotland’s information watchdog has urged MSPs to rethink secrecy rules being proposed for a new post-Brexit environmental body.
The Scottish Government’s freedom of information performance has collapsed during the pandemic and undermined public accountability, warns watchdog.
The rural economy secretary, Fergus Ewing, has been criticised for "an abdication of responsibility" and as "very un-ministerial" by a civil service trade union.
The Scottish Government has been forced to withdraw all the emergency relaxations it made to freedom of information (FoI) law in April.
MSPs are recommending a new law requiring Scottish Government meetings to be minuted to prevent any “deliberate attempt” to evade freedom of information rules.