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LOCAL INFORMATION

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Freedom of Information

Extent: Jersey

Updated: 25 April, 2016

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Words you may need to know

 

Public authorities - Organisations relating to or concerning the people at large or all members of a community

 

Access - the opportunity or right to experience or make use of something

 

Freedom of Information​​​​

Jersey is introducing a new Freedom of Information Law from January 2015.

FOI is legislation that will give you the right to obtain information held by public authorities. Under FOI, everyone has equal rights to access this information.

When an FOI request is made:

  • it must be in writing

  • someone asking for information doesn't have to say why they want it

  • the States of Jersey are legally obliged to provide the information (subject to certain exceptions and if we hold the information) ​

  • the information must be provided within 20 working days of the request​

Full information about FOI will be made available in 2014​, including:

  • ​what exemptions apply to information under the law
  • more detailed guidance on the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and what it means for you
  • how to make an FOI request in writing or online
  • what happens to your request once you have submitted it and what you can expect to receive
  • what you can do if your request for information is refused
  • advice on the difference between Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • which bodies are covered by the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011
  • ​Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

More information is available here

Freedom of Information

Address:
Office of the Information Commissioner
Brunel House
Old Street
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 3RG

Website https://www.dataci.je