Interested in FOI? Have a burning question about the Act and making requests? Like alcohol? 

If you can answer yes to any of the above questions (or even if you can’t) come and socialise with those who are interested in FOI.

In September a informal gathering has been arranged to unofficially celebrate the Information Commissioner’s birthday.

The event will be taking place on the following date, time and location:

Bree Louise
69 Cobourg Street
Euston
London
NW1 2HH

Monday, 21 September 2015 from 18:00 to 22:00 (BST)

The link to register is here. 

FOI Kid writes:

Monday 21st September is the birthday of our esteemed Information Commissioner, Chris Graham.

Although an entirely private matter, we devotees of information rights and beer should get together, complain about the ICO (the office, not the man, of course), and raise a glass to the chap who cleared the complaints backlog, but whose office no longer really looks into data breaches* unless the Daily Mail runs a headline about it.

* yeah, yeah, incidents, not breaches, whatever – if the ICO does not know the difference, why should I bother making the distinction?

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.