I’ve received a number of emails from business consultants trying to get me to buy an Access to Information Act manual from them. They’re telling me that I could be fined or go to jail if I don’t get it drafted. Is this something I need to get done?
Section 51(1) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act requires businesses to compile an Information Manual, and to lodge it with the Human Rights Commission. However, certain businesses are temporarily exempt from this requirement. You do not need to draft this manual if your business: