Response to Law Commission Consultation CP230 Protection of Official Data

Activity: OtherPublic engagement and outreach (general)


The Law Commission published a consultation paper on the Protection of Official Data, with a particular focus on official secrets laws, and sought responses. This response from Prof Lorna Woods (Essex), Dr Lawrence McNamara (York) and Dr Judith Townend (Sussex) addressed a range of issues from the paper that related to freedom of speech and accountability.
Period9 Jun 2017
Held atLaw Commission of England & Wales, United Kingdom


  • Official secrets
  • Whistleblowing
  • Journalism
  • Law Commission