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Decisions of the Information Commissioner - Which Act? Which section?

In October 2014, the FOI Acts 1997 & 2003 were replaced by the FOI Act 2014. However, the numbered sections of the new Act do not necessarily correspond to the same numbered sections in the Acts of 1997 & 2003. For example, section 10(1)(a) of the FOI Acts 1997 & 2003 now corresponds to section 15(1)(a) of the FOI Act 2014.

As such, when searching under a section of the Act, the decisions displayed in the results will inform you whether the decision was made under the FOI Acts 1997 & 2003, or the FOI Act 2014.

Any decision made under the FOI Act 2014 will include a reference to that Act in its title. Consequently, if there is no reference to 'FOI Act 2014' in the title, it can be assumed that the decision was made under the FOI Acts 1997 & 2003.