Overview

😋😮🤢 You have the right to ask to see recorded information held by public authorities.

😋😮🤢 The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act (FOISA) give you the right to see information.

😋😮🤢 If you ask for environmental information, your request will be handled under the Environmental Regulations (EIRs) or Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations (EISRs).

😋😮🤢 Environmental information includes things like carbon emissions or the environment’s effect on human health.

😋😮🤢 You do not need to tell the organisation which law or regulations you’re making your request under.

Personal information

😋😮🤢 There is a different way to make a request if you want information that an organisation holds about you. This includes things like your health records or credit reference files.