Update on recent Tribunal decisions part 2: personal data of “low inherent sensitivity” – Panopticon

Posted November 9th, 2012 in data protection, disclosure, freedom of information, news, tribunals by tracey

“The ‘personal data’ provisions under s. 40(2) FOIA and regulation 13 EIR can often be very difficult to apply, particularly in light of the Durant ‘notions of assistance’, namely biographical significance and focus. It is correspondingly difficult to predict how such arguments will fare before the Tribunal. Two recent cases offer good illustrations. Both saw the Tribunal order disclosure of property-related personal data which was deemed to be of ‘low inherent sensitivity.’ ”

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Panopticon, 8th November 2012

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