Section 7(9) DPA is about privacy, not employment disputes – Panopticon

Posted August 22nd, 2012 in data protection, disclosure, electronic mail, employment, news, privacy by sally

“Disputes about subject access requests under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 only rarely make their way to the Higher Courts. The leading – and often bedevilling – case of Durant is, for example, now 9 years old. Given this scarcity of precedent from the High Court and Court of Appeal, up-to-date illustrations of the judiciary’s approach to the DPA are most usefully sought in County Court judgments – see for example Panopticon’s post on the case of Elliot v Lloyds TSB Bank from earlier this year.”

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Panopticon, 22nd August 2012