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House of Lords data protection judgment delivered

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 11 2008

On Wednesday 9 July, the House of Lords handed down its decision in the case of Common Services Agency v Scottish Information Commissioner

General counsel update

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

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

UK Council successfully appeals ICO fine arising from processor breach

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • 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
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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

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

Water and sewerage companies are not public authorities for the purposes of Environmental Information Regulations 2004

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • February 28 2011

The Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber), in Smartsource Drainage & Water Reports Limited ("Smartsource") v The Information Commissioner, has upheld the decision of the Information Commissioner ("IC") and found that privatised water and sewerage companies do not fall within the definition of public authorities for the purposes of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 ("the Regulations"

Landmark House of Lords ruling on FOIdata protection

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 7 2008

On 9 July 2008 the House of Lords gave its first judgment on the freedom of information legislation

Injurious falsehood claim in relation to statements made in election campaign

  • Bird & Bird
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 31 2009

Eady J rejected the claims of injurious falsehood and infringement of the Data Protection Act 1998 brought by the Claimant, Mr Quinton, against the Defendants, Mr Peirce and Mr Copper

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"