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Cornerstone on Information Law

By: Damien Welfare
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Published: 27-06-2019
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 664
ISBN: 9781784514112
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Series: Cornerstone on...
Dimensions: 248 x 156 mm
RRP : £110.00

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About Cornerstone on Information Law

Cornerstone on Information Law is aimed at data protection officers and practitioners in Freedom of Information ('FOI')/environmental information; and also at lawyers, who may oversee their work but who are likely to have general rather than specialist knowledge in this area.

FOI/environmental information practitioners are to be found in small teams in most public authorities (eg local and central government, quangos, universities, regulatory bodies). They handle information requests from the public under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. They have to judge when to disclose and to identify when exemptions are available. They are growing in number and status.

Data protection officers exist in all major organisations across both the public and private sectors. Large organisations manage massive amounts of personal data, about their customers and users, their competitors, or their employees; and even medium-sized companies and bodies have to deal with data protection rules. Data protection officers advise their organisations on the handling of “subject access requests” from individuals to see their personal data, and on internal data management issues such as security and length of retention. They too are growing in number, and will acquire statutory status and an enhanced role within their organisations when the new Data Protection Regulation (which is nearing agreement in the EU) is implemented in the next 2-3 years.

A new EU data protection framework is due to come into effect on 25 May 2018. It takes the form of a Regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable in all Member States without the need for implementing national legislation. Whilst it does not apply until 25 May 2018 it contains some onerous obligations, many of which will take time to prepare for as it will have an immediate impact.

Cornerstone on Information Law
a practical guide focussed on data protection law, freedom of information and environmental information regulations, being one of the first books to take account of the GDPR. It provides practical advice to local authorities and small businesses to assist them with getting ready for the new framework going live.

Table Of Contents

Part 1 Data Protection
1 Introduction and Key Points
2 GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018
3 Definitions in the GDPR and Territorial Scope
4 Data Protection Principles
5 Lawful Bases of Processing
6 Transparency and Privacy Notices
7 Right of Access
8 Other Individual Rights
9 Exemptions under the DPA 2018
10 Sharing Personal Data
11 International Transfers
12 Electronic Communications and Marketing
13 Data Protection Impact Assessments
14 Data Protection Officer
15 Data Breaches
16 Enforcement and Appeals
17 Law Enforcement Processing (DPA 2018, Part 3)
Part 2 Environmental Information
18 The Breadth and Importance of Environmental Information
19 Definition of Environmental Information
20 Similarities With, and Differences from, FOIA 2000
21 Handling EIR Requests
22 EIR Exceptions 1: Regulation 12(4)
23 EIR Exceptions 2: Regulation 12(5) and Personal Data
Part 3 Freedom of Information
24 Duties and Process
25 Freedom of Information Exemptions 1
26 Freedom of Information Exemptions 2
27 Personal Data in Information Requests
Appendix 1 – GDPR – (informal) List of Provisions
Appendix 2 – Correlation Table between GDPR Recitals and Articles
Appendix 3 – Data Protection Resources
Appendix 4 – Environmental Information Regulations ('EIR') Resources
Appendix 5 – Freedom of Information Act ('FOIA') Resources
Appendix 6 – Re-use of Public Sector Information

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