Data Protection Officer

Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests in 45 Minutes

About this event

The office of National Statistics reported that 2022 saw the largest number of FOI requests during a year since monitoring began in 2005.

There were 52,740 FOI requests received across all monitored bodies - a 2.4% increase from 2021.

As FOI requests become more commonplace, it’s important to get to grips with them so you can make your processes as problem-free as possible.

We’ll take you through our 45-minute guide to help staff with limited experience of freedom of information understand the process

During the session we will be looking at:

    • Recognising a request
    • What to do when a request is received
    • When can requests be refused?

Let us introduce you to this week's professional speaker

Sofia Mastrangelo

Sofia has worked in education for more than 12 years and has experience in overseeing Data Protection for both schools and large Trusts. She enjoys assisting clients through complex queries . She particularly enjoys meeting clients during audits for more in-depth discussions and providing support in finding better ways to streamline processes. Outside of work, Sofia loves to cook and spending time with her little boy and big Italian family. She also enjoys Reformer Pilates.