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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
Price: £120.00

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Information Sharing Handbook

Edited by: Claire Bessant, Phil Tompkins

ISBN13: 9781853285899
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £72.50

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This handbook provides a practical explanation of how the law regulates the sharing of information.

Part 1 explains the obligations imposed on public authorities, private organisations, and individuals by the key legal provisions. It explores the basic administrative principles underpinning public authority information sharing. Furthermore, it highlights numerous provisions which provide authority to share information, and similarly identifies provisions which restrict information sharing. Detailed consideration is given to the Data Protection Act 1998, the Human Rights Act 1998, the duty of confidentiality, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Part 2 explores information sharing issues arising in specific areas; employment, health, children, business and criminal justice.

A key component of this text is its focus on the interaction between the various legislative provisions. Written by academics and solicitors who teach and advise on information law, it uses real life examples, practice guidance, flowcharts and checklists to demonstrate when and how information can and must be shared. The book will be invaluable to solicitors and other professionals whether they advise the public or private sector about information sharing.

Data Protection
Part I: Introduction
1. Public authorities and disclosure of information
2. The Data Protection Act 1998
3. The Freedom of Information Act 2000
4. A miscellany of legislative provisions permitting and preventing information sharing
5. The duty of confidence
6. The Human Rights Act 1998, the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
7. Disclosure and court proceedings
Part II: 8. Health and medical issues and when to share information
9. Sharing information in the employment context
10. Sharing information in order to promote and safeguard the welfare of children
11. Disclosure of commercial information