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29 August / 2017

ACC Policy on Identifying Arrested or Charged Persons

The Anti-Corruption Commission (the “Commission”) has a duty to safeguard the confidentiality and integrity of information, to respect the rights of individuals and not to prejudice investigations/proceedings. These must be balanced against the duty to be open and transparent wherever reasonably possible.

The policy of the Commission is compliant with the recommendations of the Leveson Inquiry.

It is the policy of the Commission not to release the names of persons who are arrested, unless there are exceptional circumstances, e.g.:-

  • threat to life;
  • prevention or detection of crime; or
  • a matter of significant public interest and confidence.

Read the full ACC Policy on Identifying Arrested or Charged Persons.