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"Freedom of Information: A Guide for the UK Private Sector" explores the potential risks and benefits of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for private sector organizations that provide information to public authorities. Although the FOI legislation's statutory obligations, including the 'right to know', do not apply directly to private sector organizations, it is already clear that the legislation is making an impact across the private sector as well. Whilst the impact of the legislation may not initially be obvious, businesses need to be aware of the potential consequences of supplying information, submitting bids, and negotiating and contracting with public authorities. Any individual or organization, such as newspapers, pressure groups or competitors, can submit a 'right to know' request to a public authority to disclose particular information held by or on behalf of that authority. The book provides a summary of the law, explains the key issues, such as the 'right to know', outlines potential scenarios involving the legislation and its impact on private sector organizations, explains the exemptions and gives guidance on dealing with the public sector and on contractual issues, with draft contract clauses included. Finally, the Guide includes information on using the legislation to your advantage for business intelligence purposes.