Wednesday, 19th September 2018
My Favourite Tipples are shared by Katharine Schopflin, who is responsible for information governance at a London borough and president of SLA Europe. She shares some of her frequently-used resources to do with Freedom of Information, data protection, taxonomy and more.
As information governance lead for one of the London boroughs, I have to keep on top of developments around key legislation, as well as knowledge management and public sector initiatives. Here are some sources I turn to regularly:
Information Commissioner's Office: I simply couldn't do my job without this site. It provides the background to how we in the UK operate under the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act (including the changes to the new act in 2018).
The FOI Man: This is a more irreverent look at the same, again UK-focused. A "Free Resources" section includes podcasts, infographics, tribunal decisions and the "Exemption Index" which is particularly useful if you’re dealing with FOIs.
LG Inform Plus: From the Local Government Association, this is a UK site that provides plenty of free information, as well as the parts that we subscribe to. Unexpected things I've used it for include the taxonomy for our FOI Disclosure log. The subscription side includes tools on areas such as records retention.
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