Tag Archives: Hugh Tomlinson QC

UPDATE ~ A (strange) response is now in… Dear Information Commissioner’s Blog…

From: Paul C Sent: 15 August 2013 13:12 To: ‘blog@ico.org.uk’ Subject: Enforcement Dear ICO blog, “To send a person’s financial records to the wrong fax number once is careless. To do so continually, despite being aware of the problem, is … Continue reading

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Vexatious requests… and… Wirral Council runs a screening process for FoI releases

18th March 2013 Ever since lodging this, my first FoI request, with Cheshire West & Chester Council back in August 2009, I’ve been busy using my statutory querying rights on a fairly regular basis.  These rights belong to all UK … Continue reading

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Opinion of Senior Counsel, Hugh Tomlinson QC, on Freedom of Information ban by Cheshire West and Chester Council –

YouTube video presentation of this blog post Following Cheshire West & Chester Council’s hideously misconceived “ban” on my statutory FoI and personal Data Protection querying rights, the time has come to release the opinion of Senior Counsel Hugh Tomlinson QC, … Continue reading

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UPDATED – Concealing malpractice / enabling abuse with a Compromise Agreement / Gagging Clause

FoI and Local Authority Gagging Clauses In October 2009, a council employee, in dispute and soon to lose his job, opted to sign a compromise agreement.  The document and its terms were placed before him, as a ‘full and final … Continue reading

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How can an employer remove your statutory #FOI querying rights? Read all about it here…

10th December 2012 Word reaches me that Simon Goacher, #QuackCWaC Head of Legal and ‘Democratic’ Services, he of the undemocratic, unscrutinised FOI / DP ban (see below) that they sought to impose on me when I left the council back … Continue reading

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