THE Scottish information commissioner has criticised the Scottish Government for failing to include housing associations in plans to extend the organisations who must respond to freedom of information requests.

Campaigners have long argued that tenants lose their FOI rights when council houses move into housing associations.

Those campaigners received a boost at the start of the year when Rosemary Agnew, the Scottish information commissioner, warned that not covering housing associations, risked “our right to information… being slowly eroded”.

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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.