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Confidentiality 3rd ed isbn 9780414041363

Confidentiality 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780421876309
ISBN: 0421876301
New Edition ISBN: 9780414041363
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421525908
Published: December 2006
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00
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The first edition of this work achieved acclaim by pulling together a disparate subject with no statutory framework into a comprehensive reference on the subject.

This new edition updates its coverage, examining the historical origins of the action for breach of confidence, the present state of the law, and discusses particular areas of difficulty and possible solutions. It also covers confidentiality in relation to particular professions, including medical advisers, bankers, employees and lawyers, and covers confidentiality in the legal process.

New content includes coverage of cases under the Human Rights Act 1998, such as Douglas v Hello! Ltd, Venables v Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd, along with the Data Protection Act 1998 [Campbell v Mirror Group Newspapers], the Civil Procedure Rules and the increased use of mediation in the legal process. It also examines the General Medical Council's code of standards on confidentiality, and the Banking Code (2001) dealing with banks' treatment of personal customers

  • New edition updated in light of the Human Rights Act and important case law
  • Clarifies issues such as what may be protected as confidential, what relationships give rise to duties of confidence and what constitutes misuse of confidential information
  • Shows how the law applies to particular professions and their clients
  • Illustrates how confidentiality operates within the legal process
  • Includes a new chapter on confidentiality and foreign law

Contract Law, Equity and Trusts
Part One
Origins and Principles.
Historical introduction.
What information may be protected as confidential?
What relationships/connections may give rise to duties of confidence?
What constitutes misuse of confidential information?
Part Two
Particular Relationships.
Medical advisers.
Broadcasters and Journalists
Clergy, Counsellors and Teachers.
Part Three
Confidentiality and the Legal Process.
General principles and exceptions.
Legal Professional Privilege and confidence.
Public interest immunity.
Methods of partial protection.
Arbitrations and mediations.
Confidentiality and foreign law.