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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

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

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • 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

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

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

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
  • -
  • 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

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
  • -
  • 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"