Freedom of information

Reusing information

The supply of documents under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is still protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998.

Applicants do not have an automatic right to re-use the information for commercial gain (e.g. by making multiple copies, publishing and issuing copies to the public).

Applicants are able to use the information for purposes of research and non commercial purposes (private study, criticism, review and news reporting).