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Tate’s BP sponsorship disclosure on trial at Information Tribunal

Tate is to appear before the Information Tribunal on Thursday 18 September in the culmination of an almost three-year long legal battle over its refusal to disclose information surrounding its controversial sponsorship relationship with oil company BP.

Tate has been …

NHS reform risk report veto is sign of freedom of information downgrade, says watchdog

NHS reform risk report veto is sign of freedom of information downgrade, says watchdog

Blocking the publication of a report into the risks of NHS reforms is a sign that ministers want to downgrade freedom of information laws, a watchdog …

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 …

NHS records system classifies live patients as ‘dead’

Lorenzo, the software system designed to connect the patient records of 30 million people across England, has failed to live up to its promises, The Times reports. According to the National Audit Office, the software system has suffered from 3,128 …

Human Rights law forces disclosure of absolutely exempt information

The Information Tribunal ruled last month that freedom of information laws were applied in contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights. It is a decision that could have wide consequences for information rights in the UK.

In June the …

Landmark Information Tribunal decision forces university to disclose animal testing data

The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) has won a landmark case against Newcastle University at the Information Tribunal, The Independent reports.

After a legal battle that began in 2008, the tribunal ruled that the public interest in …

Foreign Office faces Information Tribunal about UK residents’ secret rendition

An all-party parliamentary group, chaired by Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie is asking for full disclosure of intelligence documents possibly implicating British officials in secret renditions of UK residents to Guantánamo Bay and other notorious jails.

The Guardian reports that an …

Cabinet’s Hillsborough appeal to Information Tribunal sparks outcry

A hundred thousand people have signed a petition calling on the Cabinet Office to release documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act showing the advice to Margaret Thatcher at the time of the Hillsborough disaster.

Christopher Graham, the Information …