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Freedom of Information: Implementation


United Arab Emirates

04 - 08 May, 2015  5 days

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This course introduces the principles and practices of Freedom of Information legislation. It explains the key provisions of that legislation, the need for openness and transparency, and how it affects managers, records officers, legal advisers and others that provide information in response to requests from the public.

Who Should Attend?

 Beginners and those with very little knowledge of Freedom of Information. It will also assist new public authorities preparing for Freedom of Information implementation. Recommended attendees would include lawyers, data protection officers, complaints officers, auditors, press officers and records managers.

Course Outcomes

 Delegates will gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain the Freedom of Information Act

  • Appreciate the key exemptions, refusals and enforcement, as well as the appeals process

  • Understand the process and protocol for dealing with the commissioner

  • Gain insight into a country specific regulation

  • Identify elements of the Freedom of Information Act

  • Understand the structure and core provisions of Freedom of Information

  • Implement the Freedom of Information Act

  • Utilise key exemptions and public interest tests

  • Investigate the relationship between data protection and Freedom of Information

Dubai, UAE May 04 - 08 May, 2015
£2,450 (for one week), £4,000 (for two weeks)
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