The Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations give the public and the private sector the right to re-use public sector information which the Trust produces as part of its Public Task.
The new Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 came into force on 18th July 2015 and replace the 2005 Regulations.
What are the RoPSI regulations?
The Re-Use of Public Sector Information (RoPSI) regulations govern the re-use of information created and used by Public Authorities in the UK as part of fulfilling their public task. Re-using the information means to use it for a purpose other than the initial public task it was produced for.
Access to the corporate information of Public Authorities is provided under Freedom of Information legislation. The RoPSI regulations do not change the provisions for accessing our information but provide the public and the private sector with a framework to re-use this information once it has been disclosed.
The RoPSI regulations are about encouraging the re-use of public sector information and governing how it is made available.
Further guidance on the RoPSI regulations has been created by the ICO and the National Archives:
What information is covered?
Public sector information is information which we produce as part of our public task. Our public task is our core roles and functions as defined by legislation and regulations. Information on our public task, such as the services we provide and our key functions, can be found in the ‘About the trust‘ section of our website.
Information which is not within the scope of our public task is not covered by RoPSI regulations.
Information is not covered by RoPSI regulations if it would be exempt from disclosure under information access legislation like the Freedom of Information Act or the Data Protection Act.