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Mathieson v Information Commissioner and Devon and Cornwall Constabulary: FTTGRC 11 Apr 2011

1. The Public Authority failed to deal with the Complainant’s request for information . . in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in that it should have communicated the requested information to him; 2. The Public Authority is now required to communicate the requested information to him no later than 35 working days … Continue reading Mathieson v Information Commissioner and Devon and Cornwall Constabulary: FTTGRC 11 Apr 2011

Bell v Information Commissioner 0134: FTTGRC 26 Feb 2013

Appeal against a decision that application was vexatious – allowed Citations: [2013] UKFTT EA – 2012 – 0134 (GRC) Links: Bailii Statutes: Freedom of Information Act 2000 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Information Updated: 16 June 2022; Ref: scu.517853

Cabinet Office (Decision Notice) FS50085720: ICO 22 Dec 2009

ICO The complainant asked the public authority for a copy of the Cabinet Office’s Manual of Protective Security. The public authority provided some sections of the Manual but withheld other parts, citing the exemptions contained in sections 21(1), 23(1), 24(1), 27(1)(a), 31 and 36(2)(c) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’). After the … Continue reading Cabinet Office (Decision Notice) FS50085720: ICO 22 Dec 2009

North Yorkshire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Jul 2013

The complainant requested from North Yorkshire County Council a copy of a report regarding an allegation against a councillor. The council withheld the report under section 40(2) and 41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. These exemptions relate to personal information and confidential information. The Commissioner’s decision is that the information should be withheld … Continue reading North Yorkshire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Jul 2013

Leicestershire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Dec 2009

ICO The complainant asked for access to all social work records regarding her father, who was deceased. Leicestershire County Council (‘the Council’) refused to provide this information citing the exemptions under section 41(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the FOIA’) and section 40(2). The Commissioner investigated and found that some of the information … Continue reading Leicestershire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Dec 2009

GKR Karate (UK) Limited v Porch, Yorkshire Post Newspaper, Holmes: QBD 17 Jan 2000

The claimant sought damages alleging defamation. The judge ordered certain elements of the case to be heard first, and others, if necessary later. Although the case had been begun under the old rules, the new civil procedure regime gave the judge much wider powers of management, and defamation cases were notoriously expensive and lengthy and … Continue reading GKR Karate (UK) Limited v Porch, Yorkshire Post Newspaper, Holmes: QBD 17 Jan 2000

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Mar 2011

The complainant made 26 sets of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 concerning the treatment of her late mother. The public authority replied to some of the requests, but believed sections 14(1) [vexatious requests] and 14(2) [repeated requests] applied to most of them and so it did not answer them. The … Continue reading Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (Decision Notice): ICO 22 Mar 2011

United Pan-Europe Communications N V v Deutsche Bank Ag: CA 19 May 2000

The claimant sought to prevent the misuse of what it said was its confidential information, identifying it by reference to specific documents in which it was said to be recorded. Held: That was a sufficient description because the defendant had ‘each of the documents in its possession and can see for itself what [the claimant] … Continue reading United Pan-Europe Communications N V v Deutsche Bank Ag: CA 19 May 2000