Receiving an FOI Request from a Lawyer

When you have received a Freedom Of Information (FOI) request from a lawyer, there are a few things to consider: Is your organization obligated to respond to FOI requests? An earlier article, Do I have to respond to a Freedom Of Information (FOI) request?, may help you answer this question.  Keep in mind this guidance applies onlyContinue reading “Receiving an FOI Request from a Lawyer”

Requests for Personal Information with the Consent of the Individual

Institutions are sometimes faced with a request from someone who purports to be acting on behalf or with the consent of the individual whose personal information is being requested.  The requestor in this case may be a lawyer, insurance company, or agent, or it may simply be a friend a relative who is helping theContinue reading “Requests for Personal Information with the Consent of the Individual”