Donald Trump data protection case rejected by UK High Court

01/02/2024 | The Guardian

Former US President Donald Trump's data protection claim for damages over allegations in the "Steele dossier" has been rejected by a high court judge in London. The dossier, compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, contained controversial material alleging Trump's involvement in "perverted" activities and bribery of Russian officials. The court ruled that Trump's claim for damages had been made outside the six-year period of limitations and that he had no reasonable grounds for bringing a claim for compensation or damages. The court also found that a compliance order erasing or restricting the processing of the memoranda would be "pointless" since the dossier was freely available on the Internet.

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