The Law of Freedom of Information: First Cumulative Supplement

The Law of Freedom of Information: First Cumulative Supplement

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Overview

This supplement to The Law of Freedom of Information covers all of the key developments in the subject up to June 2005, and is an essential purchase for all who have already bought the main work. It includes full analysis of the guidance issued by the Department for Constitutional Affairs in October 2004 and the current awareness guidance and policy development documents issued by the Information Commissioner. The authors also examine the first decisions of the Commissioner and the decisions of the Ombudsman including her ruling on the disclosure of the advice given by the Attorney General on the legality of the war with Iraq. In addition, the supplement covers recent decisions from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland, as well as UK decisions on data protection and confidentiality.
The supplement and the main work are also available as a pack (ISBN 0199288054: $350.00).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199288069
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/30/2006
Edition description: First Cumulative Supplement
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Macdonald QC is a leading public law silk and high profile campaigner for freedom of information and human rights legislation.

Table of Contents

A. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
1. The Historical Background
2. The Debate in Parliament
3. An Overview
B. THE PRESENT
4. Freedom of Information until January 2005
C. THE STATUTORY SCHEME
5. Access to Information Held by Public Authorities
6. Exempt Information
7. Enforcement
8. Historical Records
D. A COMPARATIVE VIEW
9. A Comparison with Freedom of Information Elsewhere
E. RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER STATUTES
10. Data Protection
11. Medical Records
12. Secrecy
13. Whistle-Blowing
14. Money Laundering
15. Local Government
16. The Environment and Other Statutes
F. FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND THE COMMERCIAL WORLD
17. Implications for Business
18. Freedom of Information in Commercial Disputes
19. The Internet
G. PRIVACY, CONFIDENTIALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
20. Privacy and Confidentiality
21. The Human Rights Act 1998
H. DEVOLUTION
22. Scotland
23. Wales and Northern Ireland
I. THE EUROPEAN UNION AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD
24. The European Union
25. The Right to Know in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States
J. THE FUTURE
26. The Future
FIRST CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENT
The Supplement follows the same structure as the main work, with each contributor providing updates to their chapter(s), carefully referenced to the relevant paragraph of the main work.

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