DPA 1998 Journalistic exemption and monetary penalties

14/01/2021 | 11KBW Panopticon Blog

The First-Tier Tribunal’s decision in True Vision Productions v IC (EA/2019/0170), one of the last to deal with enforcement action under the  DPA 1998, is also one of the first to deal with the journalism exemption (section 32 of the DPA 1998, reincarnated in substantially the same form in paragraph 26 of Schedule 2 to the DPA 2018). The exemption saved the controller from part, but not all of its difficulties.

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