Court of Appeal gives judgment on credit reference agencies and accuracy of personal data – Panopticon

Posted February 21st, 2013 in appeals, consumer credit, data protection, defamation, loans, news by sally

“The fourth data protection principle requires that ‘personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date’. It does not, however ‘impose an absolute and unqualified obligation on [data controllers] to ensure the entire accuracy of the data they maintain. Questions of reasonableness arise in the application of the fourth principle, as paragraph 7 of Part II of Schedule I spells out.’ This statement by Davis LJ (at para. 80) encapsulates the case of Smeaton v Equifax plc [2013] EWCA Civ 108, in which the Court of Appeal handed down judgment today.”

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Panopticon, 20th February 2013