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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Part 2 – Exempt information

6.This Part sets out the circumstances in which information is “exempt information” for the purposes of the Act. Some of the exemptions apply to a class of information; others rely on the application of a test of substantial prejudice or other consequences of disclosure.

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