Upper Tribunal dismisses ICO appeal against Experian

24/04/2024 | ICO

On Tuesday, the Upper Tribunal dismissed an appeal by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) against an earlier judgment passed by the First-Tier Tribunal in favour of Experian. Experian had appealed against an enforcement notice that the ICO had issued concerning the company's data processing activities. 

In a statement responding to the news, ICO Deputy Commissioner Stephen Bonner said: "The credit reference agency industry holds data on almost every adult in the UK. "It is regrettable that the flaws identified by the Upper Tribunal did not extend to overturning the First-tier Tribunal's judgment, but there is definite value on the clarity we have now received on several key points... The ICO will take stock of today's judgment and carefully consider our next steps, including whether to appeal."

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