Scottish Information Commissioner reappointed for a further four years

Scottish Information Commissioner, Kevin Dunion, has been reappointed for a further four years.

Dunion said: “In my first five years in post I have relished the challenge of interpreting the freedom of information legislation and ensuring information was released. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to build on what has been achieved so far. We need to ensure that where public services are being delivered, all parts of our society are confident about their rights to access information. In that way Scotland will further enhance its progressive reputation.”

Dunion underwent a rigorous reappointment process which included an independent assessment and a panel interview with the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body (SPCB). Proposing his reappointment, SPCB member, Mike Pringle MSP, said that the commissioner “had never shied away from difficult decisions”, pointing out: “Scotland's freedom of information legislation is held in high regard throughout the world, largely because of Kevin Dunion'swork.”

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