Personal data and fitness to practice investigations – Tribunal overturns ‘neither confirm nor deny’ position – Panopticon

‘When an identifiable individual has been the subject of a formal complaint about their competence or conduct, that fact constitutes their personal data. In terms of privacy/publicity decisions, such situations are often approached in this way: where the complaint is well founded or at least merits serious consideration, publication is warranted, but otherwise confidentiality is maintained, lest unjustified aspersions be cast against that person.’

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Panopticon, 17th January 2014