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Information Commissioner responds to Supreme Court’s ‘named person’ judgment

ICO will work with Scottish Government to address Supreme Court's concerns

Following the Supreme Court judgment in The Christian Institute and others v The Lord Advocate (Scotland) [2016] UKSC 51 concerning the 'Named Person' scheme, Ken Macdonald, Head of the Information Commissioner's Office Regions, said:

"We will be working with the Scottish Government and agencies within the children's sector to ensure that the concerns of the Supreme Court are adequately addressed. In the meantime, practitioners should be reassured that information sharing for child protection purposes is not affected by the judgment and that they should continue to share such information following best practice within the framework of the Data Protection Act and other law."