Commentary

61.3 Confidentiality and the Freedom of Information Act 2000

BOILERPLATE AND COMMERCIAL CLAUSES vol 4(3)
| Commentary

61.3 Confidentiality and the Freedom of Information Act 2000

| Commentary

61.3 Confidentiality and the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Where a party is a public authority it may, on a receiving a request from a third party, be required to disclose information it holds. This duty to disclose cannot be avoided by contract. However, it may be possible for the public authority not to disclose information under one of the available exemptions (such as those which are particularly relevant for commercial agreements, for example disclosure would be a breach of confidence at common law or the disclosure of information would be likely to prejudice commercial interests).

Where one or more of

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