Ali and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Minister for The Cabinet Office The Statistics Board: Admn 13 Jul 2012

The claimants sought a declaration that section 39(4)(f) of the 2007 Act is incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Section 39(4)(f) permits disclosure by the Board of personal information and sensitive personal information provided to it in the 2011 census where the disclosure ‘is made for the purposes of a criminal investigation or criminal proceedings (whether or not in the United Kingdom)’.
Held: The claims failed.


[2012] EWHC 1943 (Admin)




Statistics and Registration Act 2007, European Convention on Human Rights


England and Wales

Human Rights

Updated: 03 November 2022; Ref: scu.462904