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Categories:
Information & Data Protection Law
Governance & Service Provision
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This two part CPDcast series aims to provide an overview of the key issues surrounding information sharing and local government including the current legal framework and the calls for reform.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand why information sharing has been an area of controversy;
  • Appreciate why people are advocating more extensive information sharing within the public sector;
  • Know what was said in the Thomas/Wolpert Review;
  • Understand the consequences of the review and the proposed amendments to the Data Protection Act 1998;
  • Know the forms of information sharing that authorities normally engage in;
  • Understand the role of the Data Protection Act in information sharing.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • http://www.justice.gov.uk/docs/data-sharing-review-report.pdf;
  • Coroners and Justice Bill 2009;
  • Data Protection Act 1998;
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Local Government Act 1972;
  • Local Government Act 2000;
  • Crime and Disorder Act 1998;
  • R v chief Constable of North Wales ex parte Thorpe [1999] QB 396;
  • R (on the application of Ellis) v Chief Constable of Essex Police [2003] EWHC 1321 (Admin);
  • Moseley v News Group Newspapers [2008] EWHC 1777.

Part one of this podcast series examines why information sharing is currently such a controversial area and why more extensive information sharing within the public sector is being advocated. It also discusses the Thomas/Wolpert review of 2008 and it's consequences, the current legal framework, the forms of information sharing that authorities normally engage in and the role of the Data Protection Act, namely it's core principles and exceptions.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-10-31

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