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The appeals process for freedom of information and data protection cases changes from today as the previous structure is absorbed into a wider tribunals service. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is responsible for monitoring organisations' compliance with freedom of information and data protection laws. Appeals …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Welcome to the Union of Soviet British Republics

    As Joseph Vissarionovich Brown has explained in his speech to the 17th congress the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, trial by jury and other bourgeoisie contraptions are not necessary in a the Union of Soviet British Republics. The Revolutionary Tribunals do not make mistakes and they will take over from the courts system and ensure that justice is delivered swiftly and fairly in the interest of the peoples of the Union of British Soviet Republics. No more backlogs and endless appeals.

    Welcome to GULAG. Or to be more exact BrLAG.

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    1. Secretgeek

      Please see icon.

      Yes, that's right - you're a troll.

      Please try and add something more meaningful to the debate than a barely coherent right-wing rant. You might actually have some kind of point but wrapping it up in a ridiculously 'so-over-the-top-it's-verging-on-camp' Stalinist Russia analogy doesn't help.

      This information Tribunal is well established as the authority on information rights cases. As someone who works in this area i actually know that if somethng can be done to increase their resources and clear the backlog of cases then that is actually a good thing. It would actually increase democracy.


  3. Robert E A Harvey
    Big Brother


    Under the new system, what would have happened to the FOI requests for MPs expenses?

    Thought so.

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