The Law Commission has invited interested parties to write submissions commenting on the proposals outlined in a consultation report on ‘official data protection’. The consultation period closed for submissions on 3 May, although some organisations have been given an extended deadline. (For more detailed background on the Law Commission’s work please see the first post in this series).
The Information Law and Policy Centre is re-publishing some of the submissions written by stakeholders and interested parties in response to the Law Commission’s consultation report (pdf) to our blog. In due course, we will collate the submissions on a single resource page. If you have written a submission for the consultation you would like (re)-published please contact us.
Please note that none of the published submissions reflect the views of the Information Law and Policy Centre which aims to promote and facilitate cross-disciplinary law and policy research, in collaboration with a variety of national and international institutions.
The eighth submission in our series is the response submitted by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ). The NUJ’s submission was accompanied by a press release arguing “that editorial matters relating to national security, official secrets and the public interest are decisions best left to journalists.”
(Previous submissions published in this series: Open Rights Group, CFOI and Article 19, The Courage Foundation, Liberty, Public Concern at Work, The Institute of Employment Rights and Transparency International UK)