The Information Commissioner’s Office, who oversee FOI, see its biggest risk being that it may run out of money, a FOI request has revealed. 

Information Age report:

The Information Commissioner’s Office believes that there is high probability that will not have the funding to achieve its goals, according to an internal document released to the public today.

The ICO’s risk register, a report idenfiying its major strategic and operational risks, was published following a Freedom of Information Act request.

The number one risk is that “the ICO does not have the funding to meet its obligations, the expectations of its stakeholders or achieve its plan.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.