A Stormont department is facing unprecedented action after it failed to respond to a Freedom of Information request for more than three and a half years.

The Department of Finance and Personnel (DFP) has been served with an Enforcement Notice by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after repeatedly failing to respond to numerous requests for information – one of which goes back to September 2011.

Reported by the News Letter. You can read the full story here. 

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.