I’m Jon Baines (@bainesy1969 on twitter). I’m interested in all aspects of the fast-developing field of Information Rights, but, specifically, I speak and write about Data Protection and Freedom of Information and related issues. I hold an LLM in Information Rights Law and Practice from the University of Northumbria.
- Chair of NADPO – the National Association of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officers.
- Special Adviser to PDP’s FOI Journal
- Member of the Examination Board for PDP Practitioner Certificate in FOI
- Member of the Examination Board for ActNow Training Data Protection Practitioner Certificate
- Honorary fellow of IRMS
Selected published work
None of our Business? Private email, FOI and lawful interception PDP FOI Journal, volume 8, issue 2
To Coco or not to Coco? EIRs and confidentiality PDP FOI Journal, volume 8, issue 6
Vexatious Uncertainty: vexatious requests under FOI and EIR PDP FOI Journal, volume 9, issue 3
Social Media Guidance – in accordance with the authorities? Privacy Laws and Business, UK Report, issue 70, November 2013
To jump the gun on the Digitial Economy Act would abuse users’ personal data Macuser, October 2013
Chapter on Data Protection EIRs without the lawyer
Schools, biometric information & the law Education Law Monitor
In my spare time I explore the nature around where I live. Saving the lovely if neglected River Thame is a current focus.
Needless to say, all views on this blog are mine only and not those of my employer or any organisation to which I belong. Please don’t ever rely on what I say. It’s not guaranteed to be correct, and it certainly isn’t advice.