Refusing to respond to subject access requests – legal professional privilege, disproportionate effort and collateral purposes – Panopticon

Posted August 13th, 2015 in data protection, news, privilege by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Code of Practice on Data Protection steadfastly maintains that data controllers cannot refuse to respond to a subject access request unless one of the specific exceptions in the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) applies. However, there is a growing body of case law on the circumstances in which the courts will refuse to enforce compliance with subject access requests under s 7(9) of the Act, even where one of the specific exceptions under the Act does not apply.’

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Panopticon, 12th August 2015