All submissions will be made available to the researcher contracted by the BAI to conduct a review of the broadcasting sector, which is due to commence in August 2017. All submissions will also be made publicly available once they have been considered by the Authority.
The BAI may deny members of the public access to material forming part of a submission of interest where the BAI deems it appropriate that such material should be treated as confidential. Information that may be deemed to be of a confidential nature includes, inter alia, information that is commercially sensitive and information, the disclosure of which, would involve a breach of a confidentiality obligation which the interested party owes to a third party.
Information considered by an interested party to be confidential must be presented in an annex to the submission of interest. The annex should be marked “confidential”. The reasons for believing that the information is confidential must be set out.
Also, information may be made available to the public further to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2014. The BAI will consult with the interested party about the publication of any information treated as confidential at the time of submission, before making a decision on any Freedom of Information request received. Further information on FOI is available here.