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13/11/2003, UK: PolicyMatter, the compliance software company, has today published a free guide to meeting the requirements of the upcoming Freedom of Information Act. With more than 75,000 public bodies gearing up for FOI, the guide is designed to help compliance managers better understand the implications of the Act, together with a more detailed look at the exemptions provided for under the new legislation.

The PolicyMatter Freedom of Information guide has been co-written by leading public sector law firm, Morgan Cole. According to Nathan Millard, a senior solicitor at Morgan Cole: “The FOI Act is a major consideration for all bodies discharging public services in the UK, but compliance requires both a thorough understanding of the Act at a senior level as well as an awareness of its implications among all public-facing employees.”

As such, a key focus of the PolicyMatter guide is helping those charged with compliance to find the most effective ways to communicate the requirements of the FOI Act to employees. The guide also highlights some of the potential IT Security issues raised by the new legislation, together with suggestions on how to address these.

The PolicyMatter Freedom of Information Act guide is available free of charge from

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About PolicyMatter

PolicyMatter reduces and manages the risk of security or compliance breaches by ensuring that employees understand and accept an organisation’s mission-critical policies and procedures. With PolicyMatter, organisations can quickly create, distribute and audit all types of policies – such as IT systems use, financial reporting, diversity and health & safety. PolicyMatter is a joint venture between software developer, Extend Technologies, and law firm, Morgan Cole.

Notes to Editors:

If your publication would like to reprint, or host an electronic version of the FOI guide, please contact Matt Fisher at PolicyMatter on 08702 403620 /

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Matt Fisher

Head of Marketing, PolicyMatter

08702 403620

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