Government and Information: The Law Relating to Access, Disclosure and their Regulation

Fourth Edition

By Patrick Birkinshaw, Mike Varney

This is a 'must-have' book for those dealing with public authority information. The fourth edition of this well-respected work offers comprehensive and practical advice on the access, disclosure, and retention of government records under UK, EU, and ECHR requirements. It has been completely updated to include: detailed examination of the case law that has occurred since the previous edition (Information Commissioner, Information Tribunal, and courts under the Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations, Data Protection Act and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations) * coverage of secrecy, access to information, and the war on terror * analysis of the outcome of the Dacre Review * revision of legislative, judicial, and policy developments affecting the wide range of topics covered by the book under UK, EU, and ECHR decisions (including Identity Cards Act, Care Standards Act, Health records, changes affecting Data Protection, and jurisprudence).


1078 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781847667083