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Virtual Meeting of the Scottish Public Information Forum

September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Virtual Meeting of the Scottish Public Information Forum (SPIF) will take place on Thursday 24th September, 2pm – 3:3pm.

SPIF has been organised to celebrate International Right to Know Day. The meeting will be part of global celebrations promoted by UNESCO, focusing on to the right to information in times of crisis, and on the advantages of having constitutional, statutory and policy guarantees for public access to information to save lives, build trust and help the formulation of sustainable policies, through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPIF keynote speakers Toby Mendel and Laura Notess from the Centre for Law and Democracy will report on their COVID-19 tracker, detailing the global response to “right to know” law, including in Scotland.

Participants will also hear updates from Scottish Government, the Scottish Information Commissioner, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and from Dr David Goldberg, who will explain how the Tromso Convention will open up opportunities to access information in Scotland.

The meeting is open to those working in the public sector, civil society or the private sector; members of the public are also welcome to attend.

To book your free place, or for further information, please visit the Eventbrite page.

Alternatively, for further information, view or download the meeting agenda as a pdf.

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September 24, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Campaign for Freedom of Information in Scotland (CFoIS