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FOIA: new research exemption comes into force

On 1 October, a new exemption (the “New Exemption“) relating to continuing programmes of research came into force under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA“).  Its intention is to protect information pertaining to on-going research from premature disclosure. Section 22A FOIA – inserted by the Intellectual Property Act 2014 (“IPA“) – provides that information