Information Tribunal upholds donor anonymity in Global Warming debate
Eric Metcalfe acted for the Information Commissioner before the Information Tribunal, successfully resisting a bid to disclose the identity of the individual that donated £50,000 to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a body which has attracted widespread controversy for its skeptical views on climate change. The donor’s identity had been requested under the Freedom of Information Act, and had the backing of many leading climate scientists. The Tribunal nonetheless upheld the Commissioner’s decision that identity of the donor should not be disclosed, among other things because it would breach the donor’s reasonable expectation of privacy.
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