News stories posted during August 2013

Supreme Court orders Scottish council pay data to be released

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09/08/2013 by:

A Supreme Court judgement of 29 July relating to information about South Lanarkshire Council's staff pay structure deals with the relationship between the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Data Protection Act. The court ruled that the...

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Dataset provisions enter into force 1 September

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20/08/2013 by:

The ICO has published guidance on the provisions regarding datasets that are added to the Freedom of Information  Act (FOIA) by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 from 1 September. The guidance explains to public authorities what their new duties...

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Publishing pivot tables online leads to disclosing personal data…and a fine from the ICO

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30/08/2013 by:

Responding to a FOI request often requires making sure no personal data in included. But when releasing information contained in pivot tables [a data summarisation tool - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pivot_table ], extra care is needed. The ICO ha...

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