Freedom of Information

7.28.0.1 Updated on:19 January 2022

What is Freedom of Information?​​​​

The Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 was introduced in January 2015.

You have the right to obtain recorded information held by public authorities. Under FOI, everyone has equal rights to access this information.

When an FOI request is made:

  • it must be in writing and can be made via the Government website here
  • someone asking for information doesn’t have to say why they want it
  • the Government of Jersey are legally obliged to provide the information subject to certain exceptions
  • the information must be provided within 20 working days of the request​

Full information about FOI is available on the Office of the Information Commissioner’s website, including:

  • ​what exemptions apply to information under the law
  • more detailed guidance on the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 and what it means for you
  • how to make an FOI request in writing or online
  • what happens to your request once you have submitted it and what you can expect to receive
  • what you can do if your request for information is refused
  • advice on the difference between Data Protection and Freedom of Information
  • which bodies are covered by the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011
  • ​Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner
2nd Floor
Castle Street
St Helier
JE2 3BT

Tel: +44 1534 716530
E-mail: enquiries@jerseyoic.org
Website: www.jerseyoic.org