Tuesday, June 21, 2005

New Freedom of Information Act threatens confidentiality

article from Managing Intellectual Property:
"An example of the court permitting disclosure of information in breach of an express confidentiality undertaking arose in London Regional Transport v Mayor of London [2003] EMLR 4. The Court of Appeal approved the first instance decision that public interest in the political debate surrounding PPP plans for the Underground justified disclosure of a report, even if such disclosure was in breach of confidentiality undertakings."

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