Fenny Compton Surgery

 

The High St, Fenny Compton, Southam, CV47 2YG | Tel: 01295 770855

Current time is 19:55 - Sorry, we're closed

The Surgery, Stocking Lane, Shenington, Banbury, Oxon, OX15 6NF | Tel: 01295 678124

Current time is 19:55 - Sorry, we're closed

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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30th November 2000.  It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.  The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

FOI replaced the Open Government Code of Practice, which has been in operation since 1994.

Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1st March 2000.  It provides living individuals with a right of access to personal information held about them.  The right applies to all information held in computerised form and also to non-computerised information held in filing systems structured so that specific information about particular individuals can retrieved readily.

Individuals already have the right to access information about themselves (personal data), which is held on computer and in some paper files under the Data Protection Act 1998.

The right also applies to those archives that meet these criteria.  However, the right is subject to exemptions, which will affect whether information is provided.  Requests will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Data Protection and FOI – how do the 2 interact?

The Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act are the responsibility of the Lord Chancellor’s Department. A few of its strategic objectives being:

  • To improve people’s knowledge and understanding of their rights and responsibilities
  • Seeking to encourage an increase in openness in the public sector
  • Monitoring the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information
  • Developing a data protection policy which properly balances personal information privacy with the need for public and private organisations to process personal information.

The Data Protection Act does not give third parties rights of access to personal information for research purposes.

The FOI Act does not give individuals access to their personal information, though if a request is made, the Data Protection Act gives the individual this right.  If the individual chooses to make this information public it could be used alongside non-personal information gained by the public under the terms of the FOI Act.

Opening Times For Fenny Compton

  • Monday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Friday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Opening Times For Shenington

  • Monday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Tuesday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    09:00 until 13:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED