The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to ask any public sector organisation for the recorded information they have on any subject.
Anyone can make a request for information – there are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live.
Your request will be handled under different regulations depending on the kind of information you’re after, for example:
- the Data Protection Act if you ask for information an organisation holds about yourself
- the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) if you ask for environmental information from an organisation