David Walliams settles data protection case with BGT production company

27/11/2023 | The Guardian

Britain's Got Talent production company Fremantle has settled with David Walliams after derogatory and sexually explicit remarks he made about contestants were leaked. Walliams, a judge on the show between 2012 and 2022, sued Fremantle for misuse of private information and for breaching the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 in September 2023. According to high court documents, Walliams accused the company of causing him psychiatric harm and financial loss. Fremantle has now apologised and said it has reached an "amicable resolution". The company has also reviewed its production practices on the show to ensure it fully respects the expectations of its talent.

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