Disclosure Regimes

General MindMap used at training session for EM LawShare on 4 July 2007

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Disclosure Regimes par Mind Map: Disclosure Regimes

1. Today's focus

1.1. Untitled

1.1.1. DPA issues

1.1.1.1. Manual data exemption expiry

1.1.1.1.1. Applies to manual data that existed before 24 October 1998

1.1.1.1.2. Transistional arrangements of Sch 8 Part III of the DPA

1.1.1.1.3. Expires 24 October 2007

1.1.1.1.4. Relief was already watered down since 24/1/01 by sch 13 DPA

1.1.1.2. Johnson -v- Medical Defence Union

1.1.1.2.1. Court of Appeal decision

1.1.1.2.2. Individual selecting information for input is not "processing"

1.1.1.2.3. Unsound basis for decision

1.1.1.2.4. Many similarities with the Durant Case.

1.1.2. FOIA issues

1.1.2.1. EU Directive on access to information

1.1.2.2. ICO website improvements

1.1.2.3. Section 40

1.1.2.3.1. New Guidance Note

1.1.2.3.2. Overview

1.1.2.3.3. Decisions

1.1.2.4. Case studies

1.1.2.4.1. Untitled

2. Access to information regimes

2.1. Untitled

2.1.1. "Personal" information

2.1.1.1. Data Protection Act 1998

2.1.2. "Environmental" information

2.1.2.1. Environmental Information Regulations 1992

2.1.3. "Public" information

2.1.3.1. Freedom of Information Act 2000

2.1.3.2. Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

3. Some thoughts...

3.1. Public Sector

3.1.1. Untitled

3.1.1.1. You have to follow the Acts

3.1.1.1.1. Untitled

3.1.1.2. Untitled

3.1.1.2.1. Failure to work it well

3.1.1.2.2. Work it well

3.2. Private Sector using FOIA

3.2.1. Untitled

3.2.1.1. Opportunities

3.2.1.1.1. Harvest information

3.2.1.2. Risks

3.2.1.2.1. Untitled

4. Where is it going?

4.1. Commercial relationships

4.1.1. Untitled

4.1.1.1. Your confidential information

4.1.1.1.1. Untitled

4.1.1.2. Assistance

4.1.1.2.1. Untitled

4.1.1.3. Realities

4.1.1.3.1. Untitled

4.2. Press

4.2.1. Statutory assistance to investigations

4.2.2. However

4.2.2.1. Journalists appear to have low expectations

4.2.2.2. Journalistic experiences so far are poor

4.2.2.2.1. Particularly central Govt

4.2.2.2.2. Lack of explanation for use of exemptions

4.2.2.2.3. Failure to provide advice & assistance

4.2.2.2.4. Unexplained redactions

4.2.2.2.5. Stock-replies to different requests

4.3. Employee disputes

4.3.1. Tactic to be used against public sector employers

4.4. Lobbyists

4.4.1. Specific areas

4.4.1.1. Friends of the Earth FOI generator

4.4.2. Encouraging mass support

4.4.2.1. Vexatious request exemption will not help

4.4.2.2. 20,000 campaign groups plan to use

4.5. Software Solutions

4.5.1. Untitled

4.5.1.1. New market for suppliers

4.5.1.2. New software products

4.6. Aggravation potential

5. About Andrew Mills

5.1. Untitled

5.1.1. Andrew Mills

5.1.2. Background in electronic engineering

5.1.3. Solicitor & European Trade Mark Attorney

5.1.4. Head of intellectual property & IT law team at Freeth Cartwright LLP

5.1.4.1. Untitled

5.1.4.1.1. About FC LLP

5.1.5. Does lots and lots of stuff relating to intellectual property and information technology