Data protection wins out over FoI

The House of Lords has unanimously reversed the decision of the First Division in Common Services Agency v Scottish Information Commissioner [2008] UKHL 47.

More comment here later once Scots Law News has digested the lengthy opinions of Lords Hope and Rodger (which differ on the question of what constitutes 'personal data' under the Data Protection Act 1998).  The other concurring Law Lords seem to favour Lord Hope's interpretation.