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Phil Jones Fingered?

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Scientists in stolen e-mail scandal hid climate data - Times Online
The university at the centre of the climate change row over stolen e-mails broke the law by refusing to hand over its raw data for public scrutiny.
The University of East Anglia breached the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to comply with requests for data concerning claims by its scientists that man-made emissions were causing global warming....
Professor Jones asked a colleague to delete e-mails relating to the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
He also told a colleague that he had persuaded the university authorities to ignore information requests under the act from people linked to a website run by climate sceptics.
....The university said: “The way freedom of information requests have been handled is one of the main areas being explored by Sir Muir Russell’s independent review. The findings will be made public and we will act as appropriate on its recommendations.”

Front page lead story in The Times, beating even the picture of a miniaturised Steve Jobs holding an iphone, who would have thought it?
The story is gaining traction.

Comments

It makes the bogus point that covering up the offence for more than six months allows them to get away with it. The law does not say that. The clock starts ticking when the offence is committed OR when the offence is discovered. It was only discovered with the CRU leak.

The ICO is mistaken or lying.

I'm sure that is only for serious crimes like leaving your bin lid open.

They need to be careful here. They want to set a precedent that fiddles discovered after six months are too late. Think how much will be discovered when a new gov gets in.

btw : Englishman@an....com is failing. Is it still active?

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