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Public disclosure of confidential information provided to public authorities

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 1 2014

A recent ruling of the First-Tier Tribunal highlights the risk that information provided to public authorities may be made public. The case of London

UK “Plebgate” police scandal raises privacy and human rights concerns

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 26 2014

The High Court has ruled that the strong public interest in the Court having before it all the relevant evidence outweighs individual rights to

International regulatory update 7 - 11 January 2013

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • European Union, France, Global, India, Poland, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • January 14 2013

EMIR: Extension of scrutiny period for Commission Delegated Regulations Basel III: Basel Committee releases revised version of Liquidity Coverage

Subject of safeguarding alert allowed to bring claims for defamation, breaches of the Data Protection Act and breaches of his human rights

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 17 2012

The High Court has allowed a claimant to proceed with claims against public bodies and their officers based on the way in which they have investigated safeguarding concerns

A right royal mess: Court of Appeal quashes FOIA veto for first time

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 13 2014

In a judgment handed down yesterday, the Court of Appeal has - for the first time - quashed a decision of the Attorney General ("AG") to veto an

New ECHR judgment: DNA database breaches human rights!

  • Dentons
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 23 2008

On 4 December 2008, the ECHR ruled that the UK Government's policy of retaining DNA samples of individuals suspected but then not convicted of a crime was a breach of the Article 8 right of respect for personal and family life that could not be justified on the grounds of the prevention of disorder or crime

Environmental Information Regulations - Supreme Court refers interpretation of public interest test to the European Court of Justice

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 25 2010

The Supreme Court in Office of Communications v Information Commissioner 2010 UKSC 3 has made a reference to the European Court of Justice ("European Court") in relation to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ("EIR"

General counsel update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

European Court of Human Rights limits DNA and fingerprint databases

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 5 2009

At a December 4 hearing in Strasbourg, France, the European Court of Human Rights announced a potentially far-reaching decision restricting the authority of European governments to retain the genetic material, genetic profiles and fingerprints of persons once targeted as criminal suspects but not convicted

FOI - mother refused access to deceased daughter's health records

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 6 2007

The Information Tribunal's recent decision in Mrs P Bluck v Information Commissioner and Epsom and St Helier University NHS Trust (EA20060090) explored the relationship between freedom of information and doctorpatient confidentiality