Information Commissioner Decisions

Decisions from the UK Information Commissioner and the Scottish Information Commissioner

  • The Scottish Information Commissioner, as the regulator of the Freedom of Information [Scotland] Act, made a decision 097/2008 on an appeal concerning the handling by the University of Glasgow of an information request.  [13 August 2008]
  • A senior academic at the University of Lancaster has be issued with a written warning as he breached the Data Protection Act by providing personal information about a student to his mother following a complaint from the mother concerning her son's tuition.   [15 May 2008]
  • The Criminal Justice and Immigration Bill has now created new sanctions that the UK Information Commissioner, as regulator of the Data Protection Act, can impose on organisations that deliberately or recklessly or persistently commit serious breaches of the Data Protection Act. The sanctions may include substantial fines.  Previously the Information Commissioner only had powers to issue an Enforcement Notice. [8 May 2008]
  • The Scottish Information Commissioner, as the regulator of the Freedom of Information [Scotland] Act, made a decision 050/2008 on an appeal concerning the handling by the University of Glasgow of an information request.  [31 March 2008]
  • The Scottish Information Commissioner, as the regulator of the Freedom of Information [Scotland] Act, made a decision 192/2007 on an appeal concerning the handling by the University of Glasgow of an information request.  [19 October 2007]
  • The Scottish Information Commissioner, as the regulator of the Freedom of Information [Scotland] Act, made a decision 073/2006 on an appeal concerning the handling by the University of Glasgow of an information request.  [8 May 2006]

SIC Assessment

In 2009, the Scottish Information Commissioner (SIC) assessed the University of Glasgow's information and records management regime. The following report and action plan were the results of this assessment:

OSIC Assessment Report

OSIC Assessment Report Action Plan