Scottish Information Commissioner
Hundreds of people appealing against the refusal of public bodies to release information are facing backlogs and long delays.
Scottish Government delays in responding to freedom of information requests have been condemned as “extremely disappointing and wholly unacceptable”.
Nearly 1,000 unanswered information requests have been binned by the Scottish Government’s environmental watchdog (Sepa) without requesters being told.
Scotland’s newly-appointed freedom of information (FoI) commissioner has run into criticism because he previously accused the media of FoI “abuse”.
The firm behind a Fife trial of hydrogen in homes has refused to release the findings of explosion testing because they could “undermine the project”.
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.