Scottish Information Commissioner: Survey of Scottish Public Authorities

The latest study from the Scottish Information Commissioner involved 228 Scottish public authorities. Whereas 92% were ‘fairly' or ‘very' confident of their ability to comply with the legislation, nearly a third expressed a lack of confidence in their ability to retrieve information stored in emails.

Primary care providers (GPs, dentists, opticians and pharmacists) appear to be the least prepared for the legislation out of all the groups surveyed. The Commissioner stated "some sectors are less than enthusiastic about the new right to know or have underestimated the challenge. The ultimate test of whether enough has been done will come when people exercise their new rights in the New Year."

Read the report here: Survey of Scottish Public Authorities (Commissioner's website)