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Freedom of Information: the right to know becomes the right to use

  • Hill Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 12 2014

On 31 July 2014 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Innes -v- (1) Information Commissioner (2) Buckinghamshire County Council 2014 EWCA

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

Public disclosure of confidential information provided to public authorities

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

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

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • 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

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
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  • United Kingdom
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  • 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

The war against terror somewhat surprisingly provides clarity regarding the scope of protection available to databases

  • Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 15 2011

In a case regarding the extraction of deleted data from mobile phones to prove terrorist and other criminal activity, Arnold J gives valuable guidance as to when copyright in databases, the data in databases and tables and compilations will and will not subsist

UK Council successfully appeals ICO fine arising from processor breach

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 4 2013

The UK First Tier Tribunal issued a decision on August 21 that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) was wrong to impose a £250,000 fine on

New ECHR judgment: DNA database breaches human rights!

  • Dentons
  • -
  • 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

Information tribunal rules that compromise agreement is partially disclosable

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 24 2011

The First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights) has recently held, in the case of T W Gibson v Information Commissioner, that a District Council was required to disclose the financial details of its former Chief Executive Officer's Compromise Agreement, because it concerned the use of public funds

Time spent redacting information not included in cost of complying with Freedom of Information Act request

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2011

In the case of Chief Constable of South Yorkshire v Information Commissioner the court held that, when estimating the cost of complying with a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), a public authority could not take into account the cost of redacting from document information that was exempt from disclosure