Where allegations of sexual abuse of children had been made against an individual, disclosure of those allegations, whether to the general public or to any other individual(s), had to satisfy the "pressing need" test and in balancing the need to protect children against the right of an individual to a private life, the body making the disclosure had to consider: (i) its belief in the truth of the allegations; (ii) the interest of the third party in obtaining the information; and (iii) the degree of risk posed by the individual if disclosure was not made.

QBD (Dyson J)

06/09/1999

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