As James wrote way back in the mists of time; (well, okay February 2015), the proposal was to introduce the Named Persons Act in Scotland; bringing Orwell’s ideas completely up to date.
With the Supreme Court’s ruling just delivered, the Law has been left in tatters, with such excoriating detailed opinions given within the ruling stating:-
The Court’s ruling has underlined the importance of family privacy. It has been known for some time that health and education professionals in Scotland have been sharing personal data, with scant regard for the privacy of parents and children, in the belief that the relevant part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 would be brought into force on 31 August 2016. Now that the data sharing provisions have been found to be incompatible with the right to a private and family life, many parents will want to know whether their family’s data has been processed unlawfully. They should make Subject Access Requests to ascertain how their data has been processed. It is possible that this will lead to further litigation.
It is now up to Nicola’s bunch in Edinburgh to decide if they wish to input new passages which comply with ‘Rights’ Legislation, or forget the whole caboodle, and pay up the damages to the parents who will be suing!
Well done to the Christian Institute, and well done to the Supreme Court!