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Scottish Information Commissioner says FOI should be extended to private companies under public contracts
The Scottish Information Commissioner has said Freedom of Information laws should be extended to private companies who work under public contracts.
Freedom of information (FOI) laws should be extended to private companies contracted to provide public services, the Scottish Information Commissioner has said.
Such a move will ensure accountability and transparency where large sums of taxpayers’ money are involved, Rosemary Agnew said.
The Scottish Government recently passed FOI legislation, updating existing laws with measures such as removing the royal exemption.