Behind the scenes @DJRice and I have been having issues regarding the site. I’ve been representing him on a pro bono basis in High Court proceedings brought by the MOD/HQAC to force him to release the membership details he holds as site admin.
We’d hoped that we’d managed to hold them off, but we received a reserved judgment yesterday evening which upheld the application, and denied any request to appeal and now DJRice has until midday today (April 1st) to disclose the members details to the other side.
We have been given permission by the judge, HHJ Phool to let the members know, as it’s your data and you will have, of course, rights under the DPA in relation to HQAC’s handling of it going forwards. There’s not much point leaving to avoid it being handed over, as we were ordered to provide the list as of the 31st March.
Just what we have for you on the site. If you haven’t given the site details, we can’t provide them. Editing now isn’t much help, as DJRice had to crystallise things as of yesterday before we announced, for exactly that reason. We’d risk contempt if we’d warned you before a full site copy was made.
Indeed. The whole thing was a before substantive claim thing. But DJRice and I suspect it will be either defamation or, worse, some sort of misuse of confidential information.
Absolute worst case scenario, official secrets?