Waterford Teachers' Centre Freedom of Information, Sections 15 and 16 Reference Book. A Guide to the functions, records, rules and practices of the Waterford Teachers' Centre.
This Reference Book is compiled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Acts 1997, as amended by the Freedom of Information Act 2003. All references in this manual to the Freedom of Information Act or Acts refer to the 1997 Act as amended by the 2003 Act.
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The Freedom of Information (FOI) Acts, effective from 21st April 1998, establish three new statutory rights:
- A legal right for each person to access information held by public bodies;
- A legal right for each person to have official information relating to him/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading;
- A legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting oneself.