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Case Law: Brevan Howard v Reuters, Injunction granted against news agency in breach of confidentiality claim – Edmund Roper

In Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP v Reuters Limited and others, [2017] EWHC 644 (QB) Popplewell J granted an application for an interim non-disclosure order preventing the publication or use by a news agency of information contained in documents supplied by Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP (“BHAM”) to 36 potential professional investors. Continue reading

Confidentiality of medical information after patient’s death: two new Upper Tribunal decisions – Robin Hopkins

filingcabits-796239-W1200The absolute exemption at section 41 of the Freedom of Information Act extends to information obtained by the public authority the disclosure of which would give to an actionable breach of confidence. Does the obligation of confidence survive the death of the confider? If so, would a breach of that obligation be actionable, even if it is not clear exactly who could bring such an action? These issues arise most notably in the context of medical records. The Upper Tribunal has had something to say on this in two recent decisions. Continue reading

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