Information law

Scottish Information Commissioner

Excellent, clear and abundant site with great information about Freedom of Information, including all legislation, Scottish Information Commission decisions and guidance etc. This is, without doubt, the best website address of any public body in Scotland.

The Information Commissioner

News, information, guidance and publications about and by the UK Information Commissioner regarding data protection and UK freedom of information.

A one-stop portal that describes best practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world.

Campaign for Freedom of Information

The site of the Campaign in Scotland full of vital material on the Scottish Act and its operation. Continues to be kept up to date with campaigning news. Go to for the equivalent for the English legislation, which has lots more material and more links.

EU site on data protection

EU law materials including legislative basis for the UK 1998 Act and other measures. Covers the Commission’s data protection reform programme and includes an effective campaign video. The work of the Article 29 Working Party is also available here.