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The Scottish Information Commissioner is the statutory body responsible for promoting and enforcing Scotland's freedom of information (FOI) laws:

  • the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
  • the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, and
  • the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009

Our Enforcement Policy sets out what the Commissioner will enforce and the outcomes that enforcement aims to achieve.

The Commissioner also publishes

Scottish Government Interventions

The Commissioner currently has two live interventions to support improvements in FOI compliance by the Scottish Government. 

Further information on each o f these two interventions is available below:

Scottish Government Intervention: Practice and Performance

Scottish Government Intervention: Communications and Records