Companies House abandons plan to delete 2.5m public records – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2016 in company directors, company law, data protection, news, public records by tracey

‘Controversial plans to delete more than 2.5m public records have been abandoned by the government’s company registration agency.’

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The Guardian,24th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Ministry of Defence holds 66,000 files in breach of 30-year rule – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence is unlawfully holding thousands of files that should have been declassified and transferred to the National Archive under the 30-year rule, including large numbers of documents about the conflict in Northern Ireland.”

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The Guardian, 6th October 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police spies stole identities of dead children – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2013 in children, complaints, identity fraud, news, police, public records by tracey

“Undercover officers created aliases based on details found in birth and death records, Guardian investigation reveals.”

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Independent review recommends halving 30-year rule – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 30th, 2009 in press releases, public records by sally

“The review team set up to examine how public records are made available has recommended that the government halves the number of years the public must wait to see government information.”

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Ministry of Justice, 29th January 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Bruising battle looms over release of records – The Times

Posted January 30th, 2009 in news, public records by sally

“The proposal to halve from 30 to 15 years the period before government records are publicly released is both welcome and overdue. But this is only part of the answer to the question of what, and when, the public should know about how decisions are taken on their behalf, as is recognised in yesterday’s independent review by a panel including Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail, who was chairman; Professor Sir David Cannadine, the historian; and Sir Joe Pilling, a retired Permanent Secretary.”

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The Times, 30th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rule on secret Government documents could be relaxed – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2009 in news, public records by sally

“Secret Government documents could be released earlier when a report is published into whether the 30-year-rule should be relaxed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk