The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (the Act) came into full force on January 1st 2005. The Act aims to increase openness and accountability in government and across the public sector by ensuring that people have the right to access information held by Scottish public authorities. People will be able to see and question how such bodies function and how decisions are made.
The Act applies to practically all public bodies in Scotland, including local authorities, the NHS, Colleges and Universities, the police, the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Executive.
The University's Information Governance Unit is responsible for ensuring the University adheres to its responsibilities under the Act.
The Information Governance Unit can be contacted at:
Information Governance Unit,
University of Strathclyde,
16 Richmond Street,