EIR judgement involving water drainage reponses to CON29 Enquiries

01/07/2024 | Information Rights and wrongs

In his personal blog, the data protection specialist Jon Baines discusses a recent High Court judgment under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

The case involves a dispute over charges paid by a number of personal search companies for reports under the CON29DW Drainage and Water Enquiry process. The claimants argue that this information should have been made available for free or for a reasonable charge, as it falls under the EIR. Baines writes that the judgement bears reading in full as it contains some interesting findings.

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