UK High Court rulings: GDPR privacy damages, and SAR judicial exemption

30/05/2023 | 11KBW Panopticon Blog

Having been absent since January, it's good to see those clever 11KBW people behind the Panopticon blog have started writing again. Unfortunately, we missed their reemergence last month, along with the following two UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rulings. 

GDPR & privacy damages: causation and quantum 

  • The first relates to the High Court ruling by Mr Justice Chamberlain. The case (Ali v Chief Constable of Bedfordshire [2023] EWHC 938 (KB) involves an informant, her cocaine-dealing husband, Bedfordshire Police and how the Social Services Department of Luton Borough Council did not even consider taking steps to conceal her identity. 

Subject access disputes: exemptions, closed procedures 

  • The second analysis addresses the High Court ruling by Mrs Justice Farbey concerning the judicial exemption to subject access rights in UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. The case (X v Transcription Agency and Master James) involved a claimant who brought proceedings against a provider of court transcription services, along with a High Court Master and a Costs Judge challenging their refusal to provide him with his personal data.
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