The Freedom of Information Act 2000 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that provides public access to information held by public authorities.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 creates a public "right of access" to information held by public authorities

It does this in two ways:

  • Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities
  • Members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities

The Data Protection Act 2018 protects the privacy and integrity of data held about individuals by businesses and other organisations. The act ensures that individuals (customers and employees) have access to their data and can correct it, if necessary.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is responsible for regulating and enforcing the access to and use of personal information.

Full details of Data protection and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ia available at MAG - Data Protection and GDPR.

Use of CCTV

The majority of uses of CCTV are covered by the data Protection Act giving you the right to view CCTV images of you, or images which give away information about you (such as your car number plate).

Full details of your rights and how to request a copy of CCTV images can be found at the ICO website.and at GOV.UK.

Full details of how to contact the ICO are available at this link.

Press Complaints

Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is an independent body which administers the system of self-regulation for the press. It does so primarily by dealing with complaints about the editorial content of newspapers and magazines (and their websites) and the conduct of journalists. Up until 8th September 2014 it was known as The Press Complaints Commission.

To register a complaint about a newspaper or magazine article or about harassment from the press follow this link.

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