The Freedom of Information Act came into force on 1st January 2005, and affects the way FE and HE institutions handle information. This list aims to be a forum for exchanging ideas and as a focus for the community, to operate as a repository for FAQs, to aid us in understaning the application of the legislation. Members should observe normal Netiquette. The list is not for Commercial purposes. As higher and further education institutions are public authorities as determined under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, postings to the list, including expressions of opinion, may be subject to the disclosure requirements of the Act.