ID card program decisions

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11 April 2008

The high court has annulled two information tribunal decisions requesting the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) to disclose information on the ID card program. The judge ordered that the matter be heard and determined again by a new tribunal. No direction was given on whether the information must be disclosed. In 2005, an anti-ID activist and an MP requested access under the Freedom of Information Act to two independent reviews on ID cards. 

The OGC refused to disclose the information claiming it was exempt and that the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the reviews. In may 2007, the information tribunal required the OGC to disclose the reviews.

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