This website works best using cookies. Please allow our site to use cookies.
More Info

Please be informed that if you have visited this site before from this browser, with cookies enabled in browser settings, then some of the cookies from this site might be stored in your browser. Please use the browser tools if you wish to delete them. The following cookies are being used in the site.
This cookie is placed if you click the Allow button above. It tells us that you have given your consent to the use of cookies on our site and stops this message from displaying.

Cookies used: allowCookies
These cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources so that the performance of the site can be measured and improved, using a service provided by Google Analytics.

Cookies used: __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
These cookies are used to enable the core site to function. Some of these may have been set when you opened the site. They do not contain any personal information.

Cookies used: JSESSIONID, X-Mapping-kcepobcd, SecureSessionToken

Advanced Search

My Basket

Your basket is empty
£0.00

Publications


Gifts


Free Publicity Materials


DAC User Tested Logo
Information Sharing Handbook (PDF version)


£62.95


Commercial

This is an E-Book product, purchasing this item allows you to download the book onto your computer to read as a pdf or similar.



10 September 2009


The Law Society


9781853288548


PDF
368 pages

Information Sharing Handbook (PDF version)

Edited by Claire Bessant

Overview

This is the eBook version (PDF) of Information Sharing Handbook. The print version of Information Sharing Handbook is also available.

This practical new handbook provides a clear explanation of how the law regulates the sharing of information.

Part 1 explains the obligations imposed on public authorities, private organisations, and individuals by the key legal provisions. It explores the basic administrative principles underpinning public authority information sharing and highlights numerous ways in which information sharing may be authorised or restricted.

Part 2 explores information sharing issues arising in specific areas; employment, health, children, business and criminal justice.

A key component of this text is its focus on the interaction between the various legislative provisions. Written by an expert team of academics and solicitors who teach and advise on information law, it uses real life examples, practical guidance, flowcharts and checklists to demonstrate when and how information can and must be shared. It will be invaluable to solicitors and other professionals whether they advise the public or private sector about information sharing.

This version of the book is provided in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The files are digitally copyright protected and can be read in Adobe Digital Editions on the desktop and transferred to several e-reader devices. To open the file you will first need to download a copy of Adobe Digital Editions (see http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/) and register an Adobe ID. Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files can then be transferred and shared with other dedicated e-reader devices or apps registered with the same Adobe ID, e.g. the Sony Reader, Bluefire (for iPad), Aldiko (for Android devices). However, we advise that you refer to your device and software documentation for more details.

You may find the following link useful: http://blogs.adobe.com/digitalpublishing/supported-devices

Our frequently asked questions will also offer detailed advice about ordering an EBook

Please note that once you have purchased your eBook, you should allow 24 hours for a download link to be emailed to you.


Contents

Part 1 - Legal Regimes:
1. Public authorities and disclosure of information;
2. Information sharing and data protection;
3. The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004;
4. Miscellany of legislative provisions;
5. The duty of confidence;
6. The Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention;
7. Disclosure and court proceedings;
Part 2 - Application of the Law:
8. Healthcare;
9. Employment context;
10. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;
11. Disclosure of commercial information;
12. Criminal justice.

About the Editor

Claire Bessant is a Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of Northumbria. Formerly in practice as a family solicitor, she is also the author of Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (Law Society Publishing, 2005).