This free civil society event on Tuesday 19 September 2017 will take place in Manchester in advance of the International Conference of Information Commissioners, which is being jointly hosted in Manchester by the UK and Scottish Information Commissioners.
The event is intended as an opportunity for civil society organisations and others to discuss the Freedom of Information issues of concern to them. A detailed agenda will be added in the coming weeks, but the event will consist of a number of panels followed by open discussion. Topics for discussion will include:
- the relationship between civil society and information commissioners/ombudsmen
- commercial confidentiality and contracting
- access to information and the Sustainable Development Goals
- freedom of information and open data