Covid-19 will impact the ability of Scottish public authorities to respond to information requests within the statutory timescales as set down in FOISA and the EIRs. Here we look at current guidance for dealing with Freedom of Information etc at this time.
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Those organisations that form part of Scotland's Third Sector – charities, social enterprises and community bodies among others – will be wondering how best to face the unprecedented challenges created by the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Harper Macleod's specialist Third Sector team look at some practical advice to get your organisation through these difficult times.
Many organisations will be concerned about what the current situation means for their day-to-day operations. In terms of data protection, the current situation will have implications on how you use personal data.