Secrecy, Privacy and Accountability

Autor: Sheaff, Mike

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This book provides a review of the relationship between the right to privacy and the right to know, and how conflicts are addressed in the context of failings of public organisations. From the public inquiry into Mid Staffs Hospital, which concluded systemic failings that made it inappropriate to apportion blame to individual managers, to the dismissal of Haringey's Director of Children's Services (subsequently judged unfair) in the wake of the death of Baby P, conflicts over organisational and personal responsibility continue. Alongside this has been increasing distrust of those in authority, and concerns about intrusions into privacy.

A key focus of the book is the relationship between the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), intended to open up access to information about public organisations, and the Data Protection Act, designed to protect information about individuals and their privacy. Through an exploration of the potential value and limitations in using the FOIA as a research tool, Sheaff offers a unique contribution to the development of sociological research methods, and the current debate connected to privacy and secrecy in the information age. Researching Secrecy & Accountability will provide sociologists and social scientists with a fresh perspective on contemporary issues of power and control.