This knowledge base is provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

We have made this internal ICO resource available while we continue to improve our range of guidance. In the meantime, we hope that those in need of a more in-depth understanding of freedom of information and environmental information issues will find this a useful resource. The knowledge base covers issues that have arisen from the cases we deal with and from appeals to the Information Rights Tribunal.

Please use the information together with ICO guidance where it is available.

While we have tried to make this as useable as possible, some links and other aspects may not work because we have transferred the information from a separate intranet site. This version of the knowledge base was last updated on 16 December 2011.