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The Law of Freedom of Information 2nd ed isbn 9780199544356

The Law of Freedom of Information: First Cumulative Supplement

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Edited by: John Macdonald, Clive H. Jones

ISBN13: 9780199288069
ISBN: 0199288062
New Edition ISBN: 9780199544356
Published: January 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This cumulative supplement to The Law of Freedom of Information covers all key developments in the subject up to June 2005. It is an essential purchase for all who already own the main work, and maintains its currency.

The supplement updates the main work paragraph by paragraph, following the same structure as the main work. It includes full analysis of the guidance issued by the Department for Constitutional Affairs in October 2004 and the current awareness guidance and policy development documents issued by the Information Commissioner. The authors also examine the first decisions of the Commissioner and the decisions of the Ombudsman including her ruling on the disclosure of the advice given by the Attorney General on the legality of the war with Iraq. In addition, the supplement covers recent decisions from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland, as well as UK decisions on data protection and confidentiality.

The comprehensive, analytical approach of the main work provides the complete reference volume for practitioners advising on the relevant legislation: those working within or advising the myriad public bodies upon which the Freedom of Information Act 2000 imposes new duties regarding the disclosure and handling of information; those advising clients with a personal, professional or commercial interest in obtaining information from those newly obliged to provide it; and those in the business community for whom the Act raises important concerns about the potential accessibility of commercially sensitive information

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Subjects:
Data Protection
Contents:
FIRST CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENT
The Supplement follows the same structure as the main work, with each contributor providing updates to their chapter(s), carefully referenced to the relevant paragraph of the main work.;
A. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
1. The Historical Background
2. The Debate in Parliament
3. An Overview
B. THE PRESENT
4. Freedom of Information until January 2005
C. THE STATUTORY SCHEME
5. Access to Information Held by Public Authorities
6. Exempt Information
7. Enforcement
8. Historical Records
D. A COMPARATIVE VIEW
9. A Comparison with Freedom of Information Elsewhere
E. RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER STATUTES
10. Data Protection
11. Medical Records
12. Secrecy
13. Whistle-Blowing
14. Money Laundering
15. Local Government
16. The Environment and Other Statutes
F. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND THE COMMERCIAL WORLD
17. Implications for Business
18. Freedom of Information in Commercial Disputes
19. The Internet
G. PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
20. Privacy and Confidentiality
21. The Human Rights Act 1998
H. DEVOLUTION
22. Scotland
23. Wales and Northern Ireland
I. THE EUROPEAN UNION AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD
24. The European Union
25. The Right to Know in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States
J. THE FUTURE
26. The Future