This practical new handbook provides a clear explanation of how the law regulates the sharing of information. Part 1 explains the obligations imposed on public authorities, private organisations, and individuals by the key legal provisions. It explores the basic administrative principles underpinning public authority information sharing and highlights numerous ways in which information sharing may be authorised or restricted. Part 2 explores information sharing issues arising in specific areas; employment, health, children, business and criminal justice. A key component of this text is its focus on the interaction between the various legislative provisions. Written by an expert team of academics and solicitors who teach and advise on information law, it uses real life examples, practical guidance, flowcharts and checklists to demonstrate when and how information can and must be shared. It will be invaluable to solicitors and other professionals whether they advise the public or private sector about information sharing.
Publisher: The Law Society