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These training materials consist of template PowerPoint slides that can be used as the basis of one or more training seminars on issues arising in relation to confidentiality and official secrets. It is anticipated that those providing training will use these slides as a helpful starting point for their presentations and then amend them accordingly to reflect their particular circumstances.
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Part 1: Recent developments and interplay with Freedom of Information
Freedom of information
Criminal investigations and law enforcement
Duty of confidence
Part 2: The law of confidence
Part 3: Official secrets
Breach of confidence: the basics
When is a duty of confidence owed?
When it comes up in government
Requirements for cause of action
What is the quality of confidence?
'Not already known or in the public domain'
Imparted in circumstances importing an obligation of confidence
Status of confidentiality agreements
What if an employee leaves an organisation?
Disclosure in the public interest
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