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Glossary Term: Exemption (relating to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy)

Definition:

The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act recognizes a balance between the right of access and the need to keep certain information confidential. "Exemptions" are provided in the Act for certain circumstances or types of records where disclosure may not be appropriate. Exemptions are considered before access to a record is given.
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