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Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

Scottish ministers drop royal secrecy plan

The Scottish government has dropped contentious plans to keep all communications between ministers and senior Royal Family members a secret.

Ministers said the move would bring Scotland into line with the rest of the …

Patient data management system led to clinical errors

Problems with a record keeping system have hampered service and caused confusion at North Bristol NHS trust, the Guardian reports.

The Cerner Millenium electronic patient records system was linked to more than a dozen errors, including the disappearance of notes …

Information Tribunal about sceptic charity donor receives global coverage

The climate sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation is a “highly connected political lobbying machine” and the Charity Commission should therefore disclose the name of its seed funder, a barrister told the Information Rights Tribunal according to a report in The …

Lord Lawson should name funder of climate sceptic think tank, judge told

THERE IS “enormous public interest” in naming the climate sceptic Global Warming Policy Foundation’s seed donor and “a pressing need to scrutinise” any links he has with the oil and coal industry, an information tribunal judge heard today (Friday, January …

Scotland’s ICO envisions FoIA future

Kevin Dunion, Scotland’s soon-to-depart Information Commissioner, has suggested that the FoIA be ammended in a number of ways to ensure it continues to be a useful piece of legislation.

The Times, The Herald, The Sun, The Telegraph and The …

Prince Charles to appeal tribunal’s decision

Prince Charles will appeal the Information Tribunal’s ruling to disclose data about the Duchy of Cornwall under the Environmental Information Regulations.

The Prince, who’s reputation suffered after an FoIA investigation by The Guardian revealed his secret vetoing of House of

UK government supports controversial and polluting Canadian tar sands

The UK has been secretly supporting Canada in it’s campaign against EU penalties imposed on its highly polluting tar sands fuel, The Guardian has revealed.

A Freedom of Information investigation shows that since September at least 15 high-level meetings have …

Prince’s Duchy exposed to public scrutiny under EIR

The Prince’s Duchy of Cornwall is to be considered a public authority, according to a ruling from a tribunal on information rights, it emerged yesterday.

Following the public outcry about Prince Charles’ secret vetoing of House of Commons bills, the …

Anglo Irish Bank eligible for EIR requests

Anglo Irish Bank, which was nationalised in January 2009, is eligible for environmental information requests, said the Irish Commissioner for Environmental Information, Emily O’Reilly.

Although the bank had refused requests in the past on the basis that it is not …