The Data Protection Act in defamation cases: increasingly relevant, potentially primary? – Panopticon

Posted August 21st, 2012 in data protection, defamation, news, prosecutions by sally

“The Data Protection Act 1998 is increasingly being deployed as part of a claimant’s arsenal in defamation claims. The Information Commissioner has historically resisted policing DPA breaches in the context of allegedly defamatory expressions of opinion by one person about another.”

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Panopticon, 20th August 2012