Report of the Corporate Manager for Business Transformation and Customer Engagement.
The Cabinet were presented a report from Corporate Manager for Business Transformation and Customer Engagement which sought approval for the new Freedom of Information Policy. This report reviewed the existing policy to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations.
The Cabinet Member for the Working Environment and Support Services noted that the policy was last reviewed in 2019 and that no changes were identified.
RESOLVED: That the revised Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations Policy be approved and the next review date set for 3 years hence.
(Proposed by Cllr C Eginton and seconded by Cllr C Daw)
Reason for Decision: Not complying with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) would expose MDDC to the potential for enforcement action by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Approving the Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations Policy reduces the risk of enforcement action by the ICO. This policy supports good governance arrangements enabling confidence in delivery of the Corporate Plan.