The ICO has published the “Transparency in outsourcing: a road map” report urging more transparency on services and functions outsourced by local authorities. It also considered the role of Freedom of Information requests in this area. The report identified a ‘transparency gap in the provision of public services’ and sets out possible solutions to tackle the issue. The ICO has also produced a separate document on outsourcing and transparency, which gives practical guidance for public authorities.

ICO Press Release