Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Redacting for anonymisation: Article 8 v Article 10 in child protection context

via Panopticon Blog by Robin Hopkins

Panopticon has reported recently on the ICO’s new Code of Practice on Anonymisation: see Rachel Kamm’s post here.

That Code offers guidance for ensuring data protection-compliant disclosure in difficult cases such as those involving apparently anonymous statistics, and situations where someone with inside knowledge (or a “motivated intruder”) could identify someone referred to anonymously in a disclosed document.

The Upper Tribunal in Information Commissioner v Magherafelt District Council [2012] UKUT 263 AAC grappled with those issues earlier this year in the context of disclosing a summarised schedule of disciplinary action.

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