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Virtual Meeting of the Scottish Public Information Forum (SPIF)

24th September 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Virtual Meeting of the Scottish Public Information Forum (SPIF)
Thursday 24th September 2 – 3.30pm
Global to Local
SPIF is organised to celebrate International Right to Know Day and our keynote speakers are Toby Mendel and Laura Notess from the Centre for Law and Democracy.  They will report on their COVID-19 tracker detailing the global response to ‘right to know’ law including in Scotland.  The meeting will be part of global celebrations promoted by UNESCO.  In 2020, the focus is on to the right to information in times of crisis and on the advantages of having constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information to save lives, build trust and help the formulation of sustainable policies through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
Participants will also hear updates from the Scottish Government, Scottish Information Commissioner, UK Information Commissioner’s office and from Dr David Goldberg who will explain how the Tromso Convention will open up opportunities to access information in Scotland. The confirmed agenda for SPIF appears below. 
If you work for the public sector, civil society or the private sector this meeting will be useful in your work, and members of the public are welcome to attend. Registration is free and at Eventbrite


SPIF Agenda 24th Sept 2020 (2)


24th September 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm