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The law of freedom of information

Author: John Macdonald; Ross Crail; Clive H Jones
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Written by a team of barristers, this text offers a comprehensive analysis of the Act, with detailed coverage of related subjects and should prove a useful reference volume for practitioners advising on the new legislation.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Macdonald; Ross Crail; Clive H Jones
ISBN: 9780199544356 0199544352
OCLC Number: 277068187
Notes: Includes index.
Description: lxxxviii, 1212 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: A. An introduction to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 1. Which set of rules applies : freedom of information, data protection, or environmental information? --
2. An overview --
3. The historical background --
B. The statutory scheme. 4. Access to information held by public authorities --
5. Exempt information --
6. Enforcement --
7. Historical records --
8. The position of local authorities --
C. Environmental information. 9. The environment --
D. Personal information. 10. Data protection --
E. Europe. 11. Freedom of information in the European Union --
F. Freedom of information and the commercial world. 12. Implications for business --
13. Disclosure in commercial disputes --
14. The Internet --
15. Freedom of information and intellectual property --
G. Privacy, confidentiality, and human rights. 16. Privacy and confidentiality --
17. The Human Rights Act 1998 --
H. Related statutes. 18. Secrecy --
19. Whistle-blowing --
20. Money laundering --
21. Medical records --
22. Land registration, the Census Act, and the Registration Acts --
I. Devolution. 23. Scotland --
24. Wales and Northern Ireland --
J. A comparative view. 25. The right to know in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United States --
K. The future. 26. The future --
Appendices.
Responsibility: by John Macdonald, Ross Crail, Clive H Jones Colin Braham ; and contributions from Colin Braham [and others].

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