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official secrets

government information that cannot be revealed. The UK has a special statutory regime that protects the free flow of information within government. This is enforced by very serious penalties and operates as something of a major restriction on the freedom of speech and information. There is no overriding defence of public interest. It now co-exists with FREEDOM OF INFORMATION legislation.
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these are official secrets, ma'am; not to be spoken of; except, as I may say, among the porochial officers, such as ourselves.
A first information report (FIR) of the incident has been filed with the accused being booked under India's Official Secrets Act.
Myanmarprosecutors sought charges on Wednesday against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters' lawyer said.
Prosecutors want to charge Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, under the country's Official Secrets Act.
Summary: Hong Kong [Hong Kong], Dec 28 (ANI): A Myanmar Court extended the detention of two journalists for another 14 days, who are accused of breaching the country's Official Secrets Act, despite being condemned by the international community as an attack on press freedom.
1962 and "Official Secrets" under section 5 of the Official Secrets Act 1923:
A WOMAN working for a Government department has been arrested under the Official Secrets Act.
The woman was seized after an MI5 probe for allegedly breaching Section 1 of the Official Secrets Act 1911.
Or, perhaps, they are bound by the Official Secrets Act because they never answer any questions printed on this page, unlike other councillors who are only to willing to reply.
New claims were also made on the BBC's Newsnight that officers who arrested Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith on suspicion of hosting sex parties with teenage boys were warned to keep quiet about the investigation or face prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.
He told the Press Association: "There has to be a more formal response from Government which says that former police officers who co-operate, give evidence and share their knowledge of what went on with regard to this alleged cover-up should not be disciplined in any way, with regard to the Official Secrets Act or in any other way.
He told the Press Association: "There has to be a more formal response from Government which says that former police officers who cooperate, give evidence and share their knowledge of what went on with regard to this alleged cover-up should not be disciplined in any way, with regard to the Official Secrets Act or in any other way.

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