Freedom of Information Review Process

Aberdeenshire Council’s Review Procedure under the Freedom  of Information (Scotland)  Act 2002:-

If you wish Aberdeenshire Council to review its actions  and/or decisions with respect to your Request for Information, you should contact:-

FOI Review Officer,
Aberdeenshire Council,
Woodhill House,
Westburn Road,
Aberdeen AB16 5GB
(e-mail foi@aberdeenshire.gov.uk);

no later than 40 days after you receive the Notice  intimating the decision that you want to have reviewed.

Your request for review must be in writing or in another  form which has some permanency and is capable of being used for subsequent  reference (e.g. audio/video tape recording).   You must state your name and address for correspondence.  You must also give details of the information  which you originally requested and the reasons why you are dissatisfied with  the way in which your application for information has been dealt with.

The Principal Committee Officer will arrange for your application  for review to be considered by the Review Panel.  The Review Panel will write to you informing  you of its decision by not later than twenty working days after receipt of your  request for a review.  The Review Panel  will also provide you with a statement of its reasons for arriving at the  decision it has made.

 

Your Right to Complain to  the Scottish Information Commissioner:

If you are dissatisfied with the Review Panel’s decision,  you may appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

An appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner must be  made within six months, specifying:-

       
  • the Request for Information to which the  requirement for review by relates;
  • The reasons for your dissatisfaction with the  review decision;
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An appeal can now be made online at the following address: www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal 

The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-

Scottish Information Commissioner,
    Kinburn Castle,
    Doubledykes Road,
    St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS
    Telephone: 01334 464610;
    Fax: 01334  464611;
    Email: enquiries@itspublicknowledge.info
    Web: www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

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