Freedom of information case tracker
Freedom of information case tracker

The following Public Law guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Freedom of information case tracker
  • Court of Appeal (CA)
  • Upper Tribunal (UT)
  • First-tier Tribunal (FTT)

The freedom of information case tracker records and summarises key decisions and case law rulings relating to enforcement of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, SI 2004/3391 (EIR 2004).

For background reading on this subject, see:

  1. Freedom of information—overview

  2. Environmental information regulation—overview

The trackers under each heading below highlight recent decisions of the following:

  1. Court of Appeal (CA)

  2. Upper Tribunal (UT)

  3. First-tier Tribunal (FTT)

As well as setting out key details of each decision, wherever possible this archive contains links to news analysis and commentary from the Freedom of Information Journal, which is available to Lexis®Library subscribers.

For archived decisions, see:

  1. Freedom of information case tracker [Archived]

  2. Access to environmental information case tracker [Archived]

Court of Appeal (CA)

Citation Summary

Moss v Information Commissioner

[2020] EWCA Civ 580

CA

15 May 2020

Court of Appeal considers balance of rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in an appeal stemming from FOI requests
Abstract:
In this case, the Court of Appeal handed down authoritative guidance on the making of anonymity orders, confirming that while a balancing act should be carried out between competing rights under Articles 6, 8, and 10 of the ECHR,