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Government and Information: The Law Relating to Access, Disclosure and their Regulation

By: Patrick Birkinshaw, Mike Varney
Media of Government and Information: The Law Relating to Access, Disclosure and their Regulation
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Published: 31-12-2011
Format: Paperback
Edition: 4th
Extent: 1078
ISBN: 9781847667083
Imprint: Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions: 248 x 156 mm
RRP: £100.00
 

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About Government and Information: The Law Relating to Access, Disclosure and their Regulation

Government and Information: The Law relating to Access, Disclosure and their Regulation is a 'must-have' for everyone dealing with public authority information. The fourth edition of this well-respected work offers comprehensive and practical advice on the access, disclosure and retention of government records under UK, EU and ECHR requirements.

Completely updated to include: Detailed examination of the case law that has occurred post the last edition (Information Commissioner, Information Tribunal and courts) under the Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations, Data Protection Act and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations); Coverage of secrecy, access to information and the war on terror; Analysis of the outcome of the Dacre Review; Revision of legislative, judicial and policy developments affecting the wide range of topics covered by the book under domestic, EU and ECHR decisions including Identity Cards Act, Care Standards Act, Health records, changes affecting Data Protection and jurisprudence.

Contents includes:
The Freedom of Information legislation
Central government
The European perspective
Local government as providers and keepers of information
Restrictions on the use of, and access to, information by public officials and representatives
Public access to information and access to meetings
Access to personal information and privacy
Information and open government - specific areas
Information, redress of grievance and judicial review
Litigation and information
The National Audit Office and the Comptroller and Auditor General

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1 The freedom of information legislation;
Chapter 2 Central government;
Chapter 3 The European perspective;
Chapter 4 Local government as providers and keepers of information;
Chapter 5 Restrictions on the use of, and access to, information by public officials and representatives;
Chapter 6 Public access to information and access to meetings;
Chapter 7 Access to personal information and privacy;
Chapter 8 Information and open government - specific areas;
Chapter 9 Information, redress of grievance and judicial review;
Chapter 10 Litigation and information;
Chapter 11 The National Audit Office and the Comptroller and Auditor General;
Annex A Statutory materials;
Annex B List of statutory provisions concerning prohibitions on disclosure of information.

Reviews

“The sheer scale of the undertaking and level of detail is hugely impressive. This new edition is to be welcomed and will prove most useful for anyone dealing with the use of information in the public sector…It is the only work of which we are aware to contain such a marvellously detailed analysis of the diverse range of legislation on this subject, not only explained but also practically applied.” –  International Data Privacy Law

“[The] leading book on the subject...The book is as comprehensive in its coverage of the UK's Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations as its predecessors.” –  The Commonwealth Lawyer

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