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Dubai Aluminium Co Ltd v Al Alawi and Others: ComC 3 Dec 1998

The claimants had brought proceedings against their former sales manager for accepting bribes and secret commission from outsiders. In support of their claim the claimants had obtained a search and seizure order and a worldwide freezing injunction, apparently using their agents to impersonate the defendant in order to discover information about his Swiss bank accounts. … Continue reading Dubai Aluminium Co Ltd v Al Alawi and Others: ComC 3 Dec 1998

P v Wozencroft (Expert Evidence: Data Protection): FD 2002

The court discussed the discretion given under the section: ‘I remind myself, however, that under s 7(9) the claimant would have had to establish that the defendant had failed to comply with a request for disclosure in contravention of s 7(1), and, importantly, that, even in that event, the subsection confers upon the court a … Continue reading P v Wozencroft (Expert Evidence: Data Protection): FD 2002

Dr Vasserman and The Neaman Practice (Health (Doctors)): ICO 16 Aug 2016

ICO The complainant has requested information relating to his own medical history, together with the contact details of the bodies that supervise General Practitioners and any information held about operation ‘Foreigner’. The Practice dealt with the complainant’s right of access to information about his own medical treatment under the provisions of the Data Protection Act … Continue reading Dr Vasserman and The Neaman Practice (Health (Doctors)): ICO 16 Aug 2016

Nasresfahani v The Secretary of State for The Home Department and Another (Information Rights : Data Protection): UTAA 14 Oct 2014

The Appellant appealed by letter under Section 28 of the Data Protection Act 1998 from the reliance by the Second Respondent on a certificate of the First Respondent that certain of the personal data requested by the Appellant was exempt for the purpose of safeguarding national security in accordance with the terms of that certificate. … Continue reading Nasresfahani v The Secretary of State for The Home Department and Another (Information Rights : Data Protection): UTAA 14 Oct 2014

Oracle America Inc v M-Tech Data Ltd: SC 27 Jun 2012

The appellant complained that the respondent had imported into the European Economic Area disk drives bearing its trade marks in breach of the appellant’s rights. The respondent had argued that the appellant had abused its position by withholding information which would allow it to trade lawfully. The Court was now asked: ‘whether a person who … Continue reading Oracle America Inc v M-Tech Data Ltd: SC 27 Jun 2012

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Catt v The Commissioner of Police of The Metropolis: Admn 30 May 2012

The claimant objected to the retention of data about him as to his attendance at assorted political protests. He had not engaged in criminality. Judges: Gross LJ, Irwin J Citations: [2012] EWHC 1471 (Admin), [2012] HRLR 23 Links: Bailii Statutes: European Convention on Human Rights 8, Data Protection Act 1998 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited … Continue reading Catt v The Commissioner of Police of The Metropolis: Admn 30 May 2012

South Gloucestershire Council (Decision Notice): ICO 3 Jan 2007

The complainant requested all information held by the public authority in relation to surveillance it carried out on him. In particular, the complainant asked for copies of letters from a third party concerning the matter. The public authority cited several exemptions including section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Commissioner is satisfied … Continue reading South Gloucestershire Council (Decision Notice): ICO 3 Jan 2007

West Mercia Police (Decision Notice): ICO 27 Oct 2009

ICO The complainant requested a report commissioned by the police as part of an investigation into a perjury allegation made by him. The public authority refused to either confirm or deny whether it held information falling within the scope of the request and cited the exemptions provided by sections 30(3) (information relating to investigations), 38(2) … Continue reading West Mercia Police (Decision Notice): ICO 27 Oct 2009

Office of The Legal Services Ombudsman (Decision Notice): ICO 20 Nov 2008

The complainant requested a breakdown of the amount of money paid by the Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman (‘OLSO’) to its external solicitors to defend itself against a judicial review action brought against the OLSO by him. The OLSO confirmed that it held such information but considered it be exempt from disclosure on the … Continue reading Office of The Legal Services Ombudsman (Decision Notice): ICO 20 Nov 2008

Regina v Department of Health, Ex Parte Source Informatics Ltd: CA 21 Dec 1999

Where information was given by a patient to the pharmacist, and he took the data, stripping out any possibility of the individual being identified, the duty of confidence which attached to the prescription was not breached by the passing on of the reduced quantity information to a third party who wished to provide a statistical … Continue reading Regina v Department of Health, Ex Parte Source Informatics Ltd: CA 21 Dec 1999

Harrow Council (Decision Notice): ICO 29 Nov 2011

The complainant requested copies of any correspondence between council officers or between council officers and councillors that relate in any way to requests for information that he had made about ‘the Challenge panel papers’. The council relied on the exemption under section 36(2)(b)(i) and (ii). The Commissioner investigated and found that a small amount of … Continue reading Harrow Council (Decision Notice): ICO 29 Nov 2011

Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 11 Dec 2008

The complainant made three requests (dated 14, 15 and 16 May 2007) under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the ‘Act’) to the Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust (the ‘Trust’) for correspondence and other information relating to suspensions from the Trust. The Trust dealt with the request of 14 May 2007 under the Data Protection … Continue reading Plymouth Teaching Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 11 Dec 2008

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Sep 2007

The complainant requested details of a Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (‘VOSA’) examiner’s maintenance report and findings. VOSA refused this request under section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the ‘Act’). During the course of the investigation, VOSA also submitted that the information was exempt under section 32 of the Act. Having considered … Continue reading Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 17 Sep 2007

Caerphilly County Borough Council (Decision Notice): ICO 24 Mar 2009

ICO The complainant’s first request was for a breakdown of costs charged by Caerphilly County Borough Council for repairs to his home, its general schedule of rates, and the name of the national reference guideline that it used to determine those rates. The Council provided some information but withheld the remainder under section 43 of … Continue reading Caerphilly County Borough Council (Decision Notice): ICO 24 Mar 2009

Her Majestys Courts Service (Decision Notice): ICO 25 Mar 2009

ICO The complainant was the subject of a civil proceedings order issued under section 42 of the Supreme Court Act 1981. The complainant asked the public authority for a letter about him which was sent by the judges to the Attorney General’s Office after his court case that initiated this order. The public authority did … Continue reading Her Majestys Courts Service (Decision Notice): ICO 25 Mar 2009

Cambridgeshire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 31 May 2011

ICO The complainant requested from Cambridgeshire County Council (the council) its most up to date adopted Policy on access to social care, domiciliary care, health and medical records for a deceased individual. The council disclosed its Data Protection Policy and confirmed it complied with the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 … Continue reading Cambridgeshire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 31 May 2011

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 14 Oct 2009

The complainant requested information held by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (the council) in relation to the settlement of employment tribunal proceedings brought by six former council employees under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 who were dismissed for whistle blowing. In particular, he asked for the total amount paid to the former employees. The council … Continue reading Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 14 Oct 2009

Her Majestys Courts Service (Decision Notice): ICO 18 Dec 2008

The complainant requested information about a complaint he made against a member of staff. The public authority informed the complainant that this information was exempt under section 40(2) and section 31(g) [sic]. After examining the requested information the Commissioner has determined that the information was in fact exempt by virtue of section 40(1) as it … Continue reading Her Majestys Courts Service (Decision Notice): ICO 18 Dec 2008

London Borough of Enfield (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Jul 2013

The complainant has requested information relating to the actions of a social worker at the London Borough of Enfield Council, the social worker previously reported the theft of a cat which the complainant had taken back to a cat charity after she found that its health was suffering in a care home. No action was … Continue reading London Borough of Enfield (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Jul 2013

De Montfort University (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Jun 2008

The complainant requested information relating to the salaries of senior staff at the public authority. The public authority made limited disclosures within the scope of this request but withheld certain information which would identify individuals’ salaries. It argued that disclosure would be unfair and in contravention of the first principle of the Data Protection Act … Continue reading De Montfort University (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Jun 2008

Legal Services Commission (Decision Notice): ICO 23 Oct 2006

The complainant requested information on the amount of money his opponent in legal proceedings had received in legal aid. The Legal Services Commission refused the request on the basis that the information constituted personal data about the complainant’s opponent and so was exempt under section 40(2) of the Act. The Commissioner agrees with the LSC … Continue reading Legal Services Commission (Decision Notice): ICO 23 Oct 2006

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 27 Sep 2007

The complainant requested a copy of an internal Audit Report into allegations of financial irregularities made against the former Director of Research Governance of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the ‘Trust’), together with any background material regarding these allegations. This request was made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the ‘Act’). The Trust … Continue reading Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 27 Sep 2007

Calderdale Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 3 Mar 2011

The complainant requested information from Calderdale Primary Care Trust concerning the date, place and time a named individual had received sex change surgery. The PCT responded in accordance with the provision of section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The Commissioner considers that the PCT was excluded from its duty to respond to … Continue reading Calderdale Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 3 Mar 2011

North York Moors National Park Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 10 Mar 2014

The complainant requested information from the North York Moors National Park Authority (the Authority) relating to a planning enforcement matter. The Authority withheld the requested information citing the exceptions in regulations 12(5)(b) (course of justice), 12(5)(e) (commercial confidentiality) and 13(2)(b) (personal information) of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). It is accepted by both parties that … Continue reading North York Moors National Park Authority (Decision Notice): ICO 10 Mar 2014

Chirbury CE VC Primary School (Decision Notice): ICO 4 Nov 2013

The complainant has requested a report containing complaints made against a Head Teacher at Chirbury Primary School. The School refused to provide the requested information and relied upon section 40(2) of the FOIA. It stated that the information was personal data and its release would breach principle 1 of the Data Protection Act 1998. The … Continue reading Chirbury CE VC Primary School (Decision Notice): ICO 4 Nov 2013

Warwickshire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 15 Feb 2011

The complainant requested six years of information from the public authority concerning the gender and wages (separating out bonuses paid) of each member of six job classes. The public authority stated that it believed that the information was exempt by virtue of section 43(2) (prejudice to its commercial interests). Three internal reviews were conducted and … Continue reading Warwickshire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 15 Feb 2011

Stunt v Associated Newspapers Ltd: CA 30 Jul 2018

The claimant appealed against a stay of part of his proceedings relating to the 1998 Act. He questioned whether section 32(4) provided a proper balance of his human rights. Held: The court being in disagreement, the issue was referred to the CJEU. Judges: Sir Terence Etherton MR, Lord Justice McFarlane and Lady Justice Sharp Citations: … Continue reading Stunt v Associated Newspapers Ltd: CA 30 Jul 2018

Secretary of State for The Home Department and Another v TLU and Another: CA 15 Jun 2018

The SSHD appealed on liability from the award of damages after it published on its website statistical and anonymised data about return of asylum and other applicants to their countries of origin. Unfortunately, a link was provided within the data to the non-anonymised data. The claim was at common law for distress and under the … Continue reading Secretary of State for The Home Department and Another v TLU and Another: CA 15 Jun 2018

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Eltham (Education): ICO 22 Jan 2018

The complainant has requested a Memorandum of Understanding, dated 7 October 2015, from St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Eltham (‘the School’). The School provided part of the document, but redacted in full the section entitled Financial Responsibility under section 40(2) of the FOIA – Third party personal data. The Commissioner’s decision is that only … Continue reading St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Eltham (Education): ICO 22 Jan 2018

Wrexham County Borough Council (Decision Notice): ICO 30 Apr 2007

The complainant requested information from the public authority relating to the senior employees employed at the Authority. The complainant requested the names of those senior employees that had their principal private residence within the boundary of the council borough and the names of the senior officers that pay council tax in the borough. The public … Continue reading Wrexham County Borough Council (Decision Notice): ICO 30 Apr 2007

Surrey County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Jun 2011

ICO The complainant made six requests to Surrey County Council (‘the Council’) for information that focussed on a potential working relationship between two named individuals. Two of those requests were for the complainant’s own personal data and were considered under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The remaining four were considered by the Commissioner under … Continue reading Surrey County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Jun 2011

The Christian Institute and Others v The Lord Advocate: SC 28 Jul 2016

(Scotland) By the 2014 Act, the Scottish Parliament had provided that each child should have a named person to monitor that child’s needs, with information about him or her shared as necessary. The Institute objected that the imposed obligation to share information was outwith the powers of the Parliament. It extended the information to be … Continue reading The Christian Institute and Others v The Lord Advocate: SC 28 Jul 2016

In re Southern Pacific Personal Loans Ltd: ChD 8 Aug 2013

This application raises issues concerning the relationship between the Data Protection Act 1998 and the winding-up of insolvent companies and the duties of liquidators. Held: The Joint Liquidators of a company did not take on the duties of a data controller as regards data held by the company before entering into liquidation Judges: David Richards … Continue reading In re Southern Pacific Personal Loans Ltd: ChD 8 Aug 2013

NT1 v Google Llc: QBD 18 Jan 2018

An application was made at this pre-trial review, by the claimants in two actions, where they had already obtained orders to preserve their anonymity, for orders protecting that anonymity under the defendant’s search engine. Judges: Nicklin J Citations: [2019] QB 344, [2018] EWHC 67 (QB) (Rev 3 Links: Bailii Statutes: Contempt of Court Act 1981 … Continue reading NT1 v Google Llc: QBD 18 Jan 2018

Idowu (Prosecution): ICO 15 Aug 2013

A probation officer who revealed a domestic abuse victim’s new address to the alleged perpetrator has been fined pounds 150 following a prosecution bought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Victoria Idowu claimed that she provided the victim’s full name, new address and date of birth, along with the details of the investigating officer, as … Continue reading Idowu (Prosecution): ICO 15 Aug 2013

Isle of Wight Council (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Aug 2013

The complainant made a multipart request to Isle of Wight Council (the council) broadly regarding the school reorganisation project. Some of the requested information was his personal data and was therefore considered under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA). The remainder was considered by the council under the FOIA. The council responded to those … Continue reading Isle of Wight Council (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Aug 2013

Regina v Chief Constables of C and D, Ex Parte A: QBD 7 Nov 2000

The passing of sensitive personal information between one police force and another was not a decision subject to obligations which made it subject to judicial review. Information falling short of convictions could properly be passed, and information passed between police forces rather than between police forces and other authorities was subject to lesser controls. There … Continue reading Regina v Chief Constables of C and D, Ex Parte A: QBD 7 Nov 2000

Ryedale District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Jul 2009

The complainant requested copies of any correspondence between the council and the Local Government Ombudsman between January 2007 and June 2007. The Commissioner understands that this primarily relates to an investigation carried out by the Ombudsman into allegations of maladministration by the council. A report was published by the Ombudsman on 31 May 2007 as … Continue reading Ryedale District Council (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Jul 2009

Cleveland Police (Decision Notice): ICO 23 Feb 2009

The complainant requested a copy of a report written by a senior officer of the public authority regarding an investigation into alleged corruption at Hartlepool Borough Council between 1996 and 1998. The public authority said that it was unable to locate the final report following extensive enquiries but it had located an interim report into … Continue reading Cleveland Police (Decision Notice): ICO 23 Feb 2009

CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Another: CANI 21 Dec 2016

The court was asked as to the liability in damages of information society services, in this case Facebook, for misuse of private information as a result of postings on their sites by third parties. The postings divulged historic sexual ffending. Held: With the passage of time the protection of an offender by prohibiting the disclosure … Continue reading CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Another: CANI 21 Dec 2016

Local Government Ombudsman (Decision Notice): ICO 4 Nov 2010

The complainant requested statistical information from the Local Government Ombudsman regarding the work of one individual case officer. The LGO claimed that the information was exempt under sections 40 and 36 and that it also wished to rely on section 12 of the Act. The Commissioner’s decision is that the information is the personal data … Continue reading Local Government Ombudsman (Decision Notice): ICO 4 Nov 2010

West Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 23 Mar 2006

The complainants requested information relating to the care of a deceased relative. Some of the information was releasable under the Freedom of Information, while some was more appropriately covered under the terms of the Medical Records Act 1990 or the Data Protection Act 1998. The PCT did not provide the information within 20 working days … Continue reading West Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 23 Mar 2006

Cooper v National Crime Agency (Unfair Dismissal): EAT 16 Jun 2017

UNFAIR DISMISSAL – Reasonableness of dismissal Unfair dismissal – reasonableness of dismissal – section 98(4) Employment Rights Act 1996 The Claimant was dismissed for a reason relating to his conduct arising from an incident outside work, which had led to his arrest and in respect of which he then faced criminal charges. In pursuing his … Continue reading Cooper v National Crime Agency (Unfair Dismissal): EAT 16 Jun 2017

Cabinet Office (Central Government) FS50650170: ICO 5 Apr 2017

The complainant requested information from the Cabinet Office in relation to a Subject Access Request (SAR) he had submitted under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The Cabinet Office refused the request under section 14(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) as it considered the request to be vexatious. … Continue reading Cabinet Office (Central Government) FS50650170: ICO 5 Apr 2017

NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) (Health (NHS)) FS50640679: ICO 9 Mar 2017

ICO The complainant has requested information relating to a complaint he made. NHS England provided the complainant with some information which fell within the scope of the request which amounted to his own personal data. This was provided under the Data Protection Act 1998. It refused to disclose the requested information under FOIA as it … Continue reading NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England) (Health (NHS)) FS50640679: ICO 9 Mar 2017

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 2 Jul 2007

The complainant and his wife initially requested copies of two incident reports which had been completed by staff members of Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (the public authority) in 2001, in relation to alleged abusive and aggressive behaviour by the complainant and his wife. The public authority treated this request, and the subsequent request referred … Continue reading Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 2 Jul 2007

Bolton Council (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Mar 2012

The complainant submitted 2 requests to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council asking for a range of information relating to properties in a residential cul-de-sac in Bolton. In relation to the first request, the public authority provided some information and confirmed that further information was not held. In relation to the second request, the council refused to … Continue reading Bolton Council (Decision Notice): ICO 8 Mar 2012

Secretary of State for the Home Department, Regina (on the Application of) v Information Tribunal and Information Commissioner: Admn 23 Nov 2006

The parties disputed the functions of the Commissioner in respect of personal data held by the SSHD for which he claimed exemption from disclosure on the ground of national security. The applicant had sought copies of personal data held about himself, and the Secretary had claimed exemption but had said that the Minister would not … Continue reading Secretary of State for the Home Department, Regina (on the Application of) v Information Tribunal and Information Commissioner: Admn 23 Nov 2006

Horsham District Council (Local Government (District Council)): ICO 23 Oct 2017

The complainant has requested information relating to an acoustic sound test. Horsham District Council confirmed that information was withheld under regulation 12(5)(b) of the Environmental Information Regulations. The complainant disputed the application of this exception. The Commissioner’s decision is that regulation 12(5)(b) is not engaged. The Commissioner requires the Council to take the following steps … Continue reading Horsham District Council (Local Government (District Council)): ICO 23 Oct 2017

Horsham District Council (Local Government (District Council)): ICO 24 Jan 2017

The complainant has requested information from Horsham District Council about the proposed restoration of a quarry site. The Council disclosed some information and withheld the remainder under the exception provided by section 12(4)(e) of the Environmental Information Regulations. The complainant subsequently contested the Council’s application of this exception. The Commissioner’s decision is that part of … Continue reading Horsham District Council (Local Government (District Council)): ICO 24 Jan 2017

Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Jun 2007

The complainant requested a list of the delegates who had attended an event organised by the Eastern Cheshire NHS Primary Care Trust (the ‘PCT’) as part of a programme of public consultation called the Future Health Care Project, together with their contact details and their ‘status information’. The PCT provided a list of the job … Continue reading Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Jun 2007

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Jul 2007

The complainant supplied the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (the ‘DVLA’) with a list of vehicle registration numbers, together with details of the vehicles models and colours, and asked it to confirm whether Welwyn Hatfield District Council had made ‘non-fee paying’ enquiries in order to obtain the details of the registered vehicle keepers of those … Continue reading Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 26 Jul 2007

Birmingham City Council (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Mar 2012

The complainant has requested information relating to an application for discretionary relief from non-domestic rates for a specified commercial property. Information was disclosed, with names of some individuals contained in the information redacted, applying the provisions of the exemption at section 40 of FOIA to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 … Continue reading Birmingham City Council (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Mar 2012

British Waterways Marinas Ltd (Decision Notice): ICO 9 Jul 2007

The complainant requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the ‘Act’) a copy of an objection that had been made to him operating a sailing school from a marina owned and operated by the public authority. The public authority refused to disclose this information, stating that this was due to ‘commercial confidentiality’. At the … Continue reading British Waterways Marinas Ltd (Decision Notice): ICO 9 Jul 2007

Department for Communities and Local Government (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Sep 2011

The complainant requested copies of the legal advice sought by the Department for Communities and Local Government relating to the issue of whether Energy Performance Certificates for private dwellings contain personal data according to the definition in the Data Protection Act 1998. DCLG withheld the legal advice using section 42(1) of the Freedom of Information … Continue reading Department for Communities and Local Government (Decision Notice): ICO 13 Sep 2011

Bains and Others v Moore and Others: QBD 15 Feb 2017

The claimant anti-asbestos campaigners complained that the defendant investigators had infringed their various rights of privacy. They now sought discovery to support the claim. Held: the contents of the witness statements do show that it is more than speculative that these Claimants could, if their recollection was prompted by seeing documents, formulate a claim with … Continue reading Bains and Others v Moore and Others: QBD 15 Feb 2017

Environment Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Jul 2012

ICO The complainant has requested transcripts of interviews conducted by the Environment Agency with the Deputy Chief Executive of Heart of England NHS Trust and a senior manager about waste management at the Trust. The complainant also asked for a letter sent by the EA to the Trust in February 2007. The Environment Agency withheld … Continue reading Environment Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 16 Jul 2012

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Sep 2011

On 2 February 2010 the complainant requested information about the correspondence and communications between the MHRA and another organisation. The MHRA did not respond to this request. After correspondence with the Commissioner, it explained that it believed it was not obliged to respond to this request for information by virtue of section 17(6) because it … Continue reading Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Sep 2011

Shepherd v The Information Commissioner: CACD 18 Jan 2019

The defendant had been part of an organisation subject to an investigation of child sex abuse. He was cleared of involvement, but had disseminated the confidential reports containing sensitive personal data to support his contention that the process was being misused. He appealed from his conviction under the 1998 Act, saying that the burden of … Continue reading Shepherd v The Information Commissioner: CACD 18 Jan 2019

Tandon (Prosecutions, Finance Insurance and Credit): ICO 2 Nov 2016

ICO Mr Tandon has been prosecuted at Manchester Magistrates’ Court for offences of unlawfully obtaining and selling personal data. The defendant, who worked at Lex Autolease Limited emailed personal data of 551 Lex Autolease customers, relating to road traffic accidents, from his former employer’s computer system to his personal email address, which he then sold … Continue reading Tandon (Prosecutions, Finance Insurance and Credit): ICO 2 Nov 2016

Calderdale College (Education (College)): ICO 27 Jul 2016

The complainant has made a number of requests for information relating to a dispute between a training service provider and Calderdale College (the College) which culminated in legal proceedings. The College has provided some information but refused to disclose the remainder. The Commissioner has found that a considerable part of the requested information is the … Continue reading Calderdale College (Education (College)): ICO 27 Jul 2016

National Archives (Decision Notice): ICO 4 Oct 2012

The complainant requested a copy of a file held by the public authority; other related queries were answered. The file was initially withheld under section 40(2) of the FOIA. During the Information Commissioner’s investigation the public authority released more of the file, the remaining redactions again being withheld under section 40(2). The Information Commissioner finds … Continue reading National Archives (Decision Notice): ICO 4 Oct 2012

Ranger v The House of Lords Appointments Commission: QBD 20 Jan 2015

The claimant, a succesful businessman and benefitor of charity, had twice applied unsuccessfully to be appointed to the House of Lords. He now sought disclosure of two letters submitted by third parties apparently opposing his appointment. He was content that they be anonymised. Held: The applications came under the exemption from disclosure in relation to … Continue reading Ranger v The House of Lords Appointments Commission: QBD 20 Jan 2015

Independent Police Complaints Commission v Warner and Others: QBD 17 Feb 2012

The applicant had mistakenly disclosed confidential personal information in answer to a data request. It sought an injunction restricting its redistribution after the recipient refused to return it and threatened to pass it on. The defendant said later that he had posted the material back to the IPCC. He failed however to comply with an … Continue reading Independent Police Complaints Commission v Warner and Others: QBD 17 Feb 2012