Non-disclosure orders information scheme
Non-disclosure orders information scheme

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

  • Non-disclosure orders information scheme
  • What is this?
  • How does the Scheme operate?
  • Information to be recorded and when
  • Derogations from the principles of open justice
  • Transmission of information
  • What rules apply?

What is this?

The non-disclosure injunctions information collection scheme (the Scheme) originally came into force on 1 October 2012 as a pilot scheme, its aim being to collate information relating to non-disclosure injunctions (ie anonymised and super-injunctions or ‘privacy injunctions’).

Following concerns expressed in Parliament and the media about the lack of available data concerning the number of super-injunctions and anonymised injunctions applied for and granted in privacy proceedings, Lord Neuberger MR established a committee. In May 2011, the committee published a report entitled ‘Report of the Committee on Super-Injunctions’. Following this report the following were issued:

  1. Practice Guidance: this applies when seeking interim non-d