Experts gather to offer advice on compliance

Some of the most influential government officials and experts involved with freedom of information legislation will be speaking...

Some of the most influential government officials and experts involved with freedom of information legislation will be speaking at a conference in London this week (3-4 June).

Phil Boyd, assistant information commissioner at the Information Commissioner's Office, will discuss freedom of information legislation, the "public interest test" and potential areas of complication and overlap between separate pieces of legislation.

Paul Boyle, head of information rights at the Department of Constitutional Affairs, will highlight the core requirements of a successful project to achieve compliance with the Freedom of Information Act.

The two-day FOI Connect conference brings together public sector IT managers, government officials and software suppliers. It aims to explain the IT implications of the Freedom of Information Act and provide advice on the steps organisations need to take to comply with the Act.

Maurice Frankel, director of the Campaign for Freedom of Information, will give the conference's keynote speech.

Other issues scheduled to be covered by the conference include the consequences of failing to comply with the Act, modifying front-office and back-office systems, and the software products that can help compliance.

Caroline Searle, project manager for the conference, said the conference aimed to provide a "one-stop shop" about the Freedom of Information Act.

"All the delegates attending will be responsible for addressing the Freedom of Information Act and ensuring their organisation is compliant by 2005," she said. "They need to hear about best practice from people who are ahead of the game and find out from the authorities what needs to be done."

www.foiconnect.com

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