About the Freedom of Information Act (FOI)

The Freedom of Information Act 2000(FOI)

is an Act of Parliament that increases your right of access to information held by the Council whilst balancing:

  • your right to individual privacy and
  • your right to expect good public service

It extends your existing rights to see personal information held about you using the Data Protection Act 1998.

Thanet District Council believes strongly in being open, and is committed to keeping as much information as possible available to the public.

Thanet Council has two responsibilities

  • adopt and maintain a Publication Scheme
  • be ready to respond to individual requests for information

How do I find out more about the FOI Act or the Data Protection Act?

Visit the Information Commissioners web site