ICO to monitor The Home Office due to delays in Freedom of Information responses

The Information Commissioner has announced that The Home Office is to be monitored for three months over concerns that it takes too long to respond to Freedom of Information requests from the public.

The information commissioner said that he would be looking at responses to FOI requests received between 1 July and 30 September 2013.  From my own experiences with The Home Office on What Do They Know, I am well aware of the problem, and have infact raised about 30 complaints to the ICO in relation to various Freedom of Information requests that I myself have filed to The Home Office.

It is, however, NOT just The Home Office that is to be monitored.  The ICO’s announcement also states that the period will also monitor South Tyneside Council and Sussex Police.

You can monitor who is due to be / being monitored on the ICO website: Monitoring Compliance

You can also read more on this subject on the BBC News article:  Home Office monitored over Freedom Of Information delays

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