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Information Rights
Information Rights
2nd Edition
ISBN:  9780421964808
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  29 Nov 2007
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback, CD-ROM
(£435.00 + £8.70 VAT)
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Providing guidance on freedom of information for those seeking official information and those handling requests, Information Rights:
  • Provides a detailed guide to the legislative regime governing rights of access to information held by public authorities
  • Incorporates guidance to central and local government; health, care and medical records; environmental information; personal information; educational information; economic and commercial information; and information held by the EU
  • Takes you through the relevant rules and duties which arise out of the rights to information, such as the duty to advise and assist, publication schemes, how to make a request and consultation with third parties
  • Gives a full explanation of exemptions
  • Explains the appeal and enforcement process
  • Features extensive references to tribunal and court decisions
  • Includes precedents to use for information requests
  • Identifies and discusses unresolved questions by reference to other jurisdictions (the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland) and an analysis of information rights under EU law
  • Reproduces legislation on a CD-ROM
  • Eliciting official information
  • The comparative jurisdictions
  • The influence of the ECHR
  • Information rights under European Union law
  • Access to personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998
  • Access to environmental information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • Public records
  • Other domestic information rights
  • The right to information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • The duty to advise and assist, codes, publication schemes and guidance
  • The request and the response
  • Disentitlement
  • Refusal
  • Exemptions: general principles
  • Prejudice and the public interest
  • Information otherwise accessible
  • Security bodies, national security and defence
  • International and internal relations
  • Economic and financial interests
  • Investigation, audit, law enforcement and the courts
  • Privilege
  • Policy formulation and public affairs
  • Health and safety
  • Personal information
  • Confidential information
  • Miscellaneous exemptions
  • The information commissioner and the information tribunal
  • Appeals
  • Enforcement
"this new edition is to be welcomed ... it provides a comprehensive resource in a field which would otherwise be difficult to research ... a single volume which brings together a host of contributors, each able to offer their own expertise on different aspects of the law ...a valuable tool that draws on the learning of other common law jurisdictions which have had longer experience of statutory information rights than the UK ... Any practitioner who needs to consider information rights owes a considerable debt of thanks to Philip Coppel and his fellow authors."

Jonathan Crow QC, 4 Stone Buildings



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