Information law

Information law guidance:

In brief A public authority need not disclose information following a request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) if: • the...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note collates and summarises notable archived decisions and case law rulings relating...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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This Practice Note discusses the impact of Brexit on the general processing of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679...

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Most information produced by central government bodies and government ministers in the UK enjoys Crown copyright status, and the majority of Crown copyright information,...

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Reading a request objectively Where a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) is phrased clearly and unambiguously, the receiving public authority...

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In brief This practice note focuses on the key points to consider when complying with a freedom of information request. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR), Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 4 May 2016. Its provisions became...

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Historical and policy context Crown copyright came into being as a result of the extensive piracy of government publications during the 19th century, ordnance maps in...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR), includes a right to data portability. This right allows individuals to obtain from a...

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This Practice Note on data protection and outsourcing provides guidance on: • the data protection regime under the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU)...

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The General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR) contains a set of core data protection principles that controllers must comply with. These are...

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This Practice Note tracks noteworthy High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice cases related to data protection, ePrivacy, misuse of private...

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This Practice Note explores issues and best practice relating to the sharing of personal data between controllers (including joint controllers and independent...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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A requestor, or more appropriately a complainant, may complain about the way a request for environmental information has been handled if they consider that a public...

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