Freedom of Information Law articles and exemptions (FOI)
Freedom of Information Law articles and exemptions (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 July 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please advise what the Government of Jersey rules are for Government and how that relates to suppliers.
Also, what is excluded from Freedom of Information and what would be redacted?
Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 states:
Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”
For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –
(a) it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or
(b) it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.
This would include information relating to services and contracts provided to the Government of Jersey.
Information is exempt from release if it falls within Articles 23 to 42 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
However, information that falls under Articles 30 to 42 (Qualified Exempt Information) of the Law requires a Public Interest Test to balance the prejudice of releasing information against the justification for withholding it.
Please see the following link to the Law:
Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 (jerseylaw.je)