New guide to identify and process documents of an agency for social media, personal web mail and text messages

October 17, 2018 - 10:57am

Increasingly, access applications are encompassing social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, material held in personal email accounts, and text and other messages sent using devices such as smart phones and tablets.

The Office of the Information Commissioner recently published a guideline to assist agencies to identify when these will be classed as documents of an agency or a Minister, as well as on capturing and processing these documents as part of an access application.

To complement the guideline a quick reference guide Digital documents and right to information has been published and highlights common digital documents and the requirements under the Right to Information Act 2009.

Read the guideline Online and on your phone

Download the Digital documents and right to information resource   (PDF, 293.64 KB)