EU Law, Freedom of Information and Data Protection – Part 1 – Aidan O’Neill QC

15 12 2010

Freedom of information was not one of the “four freedoms” which formed the foundations of the European project.   The freedoms which a European common market   and customs union   were intended to herald were simply: the ability freely to ship goods for trade across national boundaries;   the freedom of workers to “up sticks” and go and take jobs abroad;   the freedom of individuals and companies to offer their economic services   and, if so minded, to establish their businesses abroad and the freedom to transfer money across European borders. Read the rest of this entry »