- No breach of privacy for information in public domain (R (on the application of Butt) v Secretary of State for the Home Department)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Information Law analysis: The Court of Appeal has dismissed in part an appeal by Dr Salman Butt in relation to his unsuccessful application for judicial review of the Home Office’s revised ‘Prevent’ Duty Guidance (the PDG) and associated Higher Education ‘Prevent’ Duty Guidance (HEPDG) along with the collection, recording and sharing of information relating to him by the Extremism Analysis Unit (EAU) of the Home Office. The court endorsed the decision that there had been no breach of Dr Butt’s rights under Articles 8 and 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
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