FOI Stands for ‘Freedom Of Information’. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities. Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.
Recorded information includes printed documents, computer files, letters, emails, photographs, and sound or video recordings. More information can be found on the information commission office website at ico.org.uk. Using WhatDoTheyKnow.com to submit Freedom Of Information (FOI) requests is easy and is also making the information publicly available and searchable.