Redacting for anonymisation: Article 8 and Article 10 in child protection context – Robin Hopkins

19 12 2012

RedactedThe Panopticon Blog has reported recently on the ICO’s new Code of Practice on Anonymisation.  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. Read the rest of this entry »