Monthly Archives: January 2015

Volunteers and Data Protection

The Information Commissioner recently published a report  following a series of visits to Victims’ Services Alliance Organisations. These are typically charities but the report is also aimed at non-charitable volutary organisations. One issue touched is the question of identifying who … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect ICO to argue your case

When applying to the Information Commissioner under s50 FOIA to overturn a refusal by a public authority it is important to marshal all your arguments and understand what is available to you. This was illustrated in a decision in September … Continue reading

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Does Alan Duncan MP read his printed emails?

One must assume that Alan Duncan does read his emails but we have recently learned that he does tend to print them out. This possibly reprehensible exercise has led Mr. Duncan to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to outlaw the … Continue reading

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Defamation, Data Protection and Journalism

It has for some time been recognised that, with changes to the law of defamation, there might be increasing use of an alternative cause of action under section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”). This is not perhaps … Continue reading

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