In this discussion Paul discusses recent FOI case law around the use of private e-mail accounts by ministers and political staff in UK government.
- the Mrs Blurt case – where the Information Commissioner Christopher Graham ruled that e-mails sent by Education Secretary Michael Gove from a private account should be subject to the Freedom of Information Act
- the ‘subtle differences’ between the guidance issued by the Information Commissioner and that of the Cabinet Office on the use of private e-mail accounts
- the records management implications of the use of private e-mail accounts
The conversation between James Lappin and Paul Gibbons took place on 23 September 2013.
The podcast is 20 minutes long.
List of things mentioned in the interview:
- The ‘Mrs Blurt‘ case
- Information Commissioner’s Guidance on official information held in private e-mail accounts
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