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UK information tribunal recognises WikiLeaks as a ‘media organisation’ (Maurizi v The Information Commissioner and Crown Prosecution Service)

UK information tribunal recognises WikiLeaks as a ‘media organisation’ (Maurizi v The Information Commissioner and Crown Prosecution Service)
Published on: 26 January 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • UK information tribunal recognises WikiLeaks as a ‘media organisation’ (Maurizi v The Information Commissioner and Crown Prosecution Service)
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  • What did the First-tier Tribunal decide and why?
  • What does the tribunal decision reveal about the definition of a media organisation?
  • How does the definition of a media organisation differ in the US?
  • Will this decision help ‘new media’ and contributors on social media to potentially push for the same status?
  • What are the implications for practitioners?

Article summary

Information Law analysis: Estelle Dehon at Cornerstone Barristers advises that the decision in Maurizi v The Information Commissioner is important for those practising in freedom of information, as it clarifies the correct approach where a public authority has a policy of ‘neither confirm nor deny’ in relation to a class of information. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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