Statutory Restrictions on data handling

Boris Campbell made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Justice

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

Re: Public Sector Data Sharing – Guidance on the Law, April 2011
In section 6 – Common Law and statutory restrictions on disclosure of data, you state that a breach of a statutory duty may be an offence.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I should be grateful if you could clarify the following:

1. Should a violation of the NHS Statutory Restrictions on data disclosure, namely the NHS(Venereal Regulations)1974 occur, disclosing individual’s HIV+ status without his consent or knowledge, for purposes different from those permitted by this Act, will it be a civil or a criminal offence?

2. To whom should such a breach be reported?

Yours faithfully,

Boris Campbell

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Att: Mr Mohoshin Iqbal
I should be grateful if you could, for the sake of good order. also send your reply to this website, so that the status may be updated.
Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

Boris Campbell

Ministry of Justice

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Boris Campbell

Dear Ministry of Justice,
Although my request is for information relating to a 'law', rather than 'health', you forwarded this request to the Department of Health. The Department has now replied on 1st May 2015, their reference DE00000933674.
I will reply to the Department of Health directly.
Therefore, I consider this request closed, although not answered to my satisfaction.

Yours faithfully,

Boris Campbell