Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015
The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations (RPSI) came into force 1st July 2015, updated 18th July 2015, and sets out guidance for how public sector information can be re-used. In Scotland, these regulations apply in conjunction with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004, and the Data Protection Act 1998.
Re-use allows a person to, under certain conditions, use information held by a public sector body, such as a local authority, for a purpose other than the initial purpose for which that information was originally produced. This information may have been obtained by Freedom of Information Regulations or Environmental Information Regulations, and any applications for re-use must be made to the council. RPSI Regulations aim to promote transparency, consistency and fairness across the council.
Guidelines (PDF) (4 pages, 339 KB) have been produced to help promote understanding of the regulations.
For further information, or to make a request under the Regulations, please contact:
Further information can be obtained from The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) which operates from within The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Telephone +44 (0) 20 8876 3444
Please see their website for further information: