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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 30 Nov 2020

Supreme Court decision outlines that Public Bodies must justify refusals under Freedom of Information Act

In two recent judgments regarding the application of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (“FOI Act”), the Supreme Court has ruled that public bodies…

Clayton Utz | Australia | 12 Nov 2020

Administrative law updater: Practical refusal reasons for declining FOI requests

The question of whether a request will both substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of an agency depends on a range of factors, including…

A&L Goodbody | Ireland | 11 Nov 2020

Supreme Court Clarifies Statutory Presumption in Favour of Disclosing Confidential and Commercially Sensitive Documents Under the Freedom of Information Act 2014

On Friday, 25 September 2020, the Supreme Court delivered judgment in two appeals (the Appeals)1 which considered the statutory presumption…

Bird & Bird LLP | Poland | 7 Jul 2020

Implementation of the Trade Secret Directive - An Update from Poland

This is the 7th in a series of articles written by members of our International Trade Secrets Group, highlighting points of note regarding the…

McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 28 Apr 2020

Virginia General Assembly Permits Local Governments to Meet Electronically

The Virginia General Assembly recently authorized public bodies — including local boards and commissions — to meet electronically during the state of…

McDermott Will & Emery | European Union, Germany | 24 Feb 2020

German BfDI Initiates Public Consultation Process Regarding Anonymization under the GDPR

The German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) recently announced a public consultation process regarding…

Covington & Burling LLP | European Union, Germany | 11 Feb 2020

German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Launches Public Consultation on Anonymization

On February 10, 2020, Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) launched its first public consultation…

Maddocks | Australia | 23 Jul 2019

Disclosure of confidential information by Commonwealth officers - repeal of section 70 of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth)

For more than 50 years, section 70 of the Crimes Act 1914 criminalised the disclosure of confidential information without authorisation by current and…

MLT Aikins LLP | Canada | 22 Jul 2019

Privacy and Freedom of Information: What are a Municipality’s Obligations?

Technology is rapidly advancing and more and more people rely on it for daily activities - this has led to an exponential increase in the collection…

Blaney McMurtry LLP | Canada, USA | 12 Apr 2019

Blaney’s appeals: Ontario Court of Appeal Summaries (April 8 - 12, 2019)

In Gendron v. Doug C. Thompson Ltd. (Thompson Fuels), the Court considered a number of issues, including negligence, the apportionment of liability…
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