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PRIVACY: Court of Appeal considers meaning of ‘identifiable person’ in definition of ‘personal data’

Secretary of State for the Home Department v. TLU [2018] EWCA Civ 2217, England and Wales Court of Appeal, 15 June 2018

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from the decision of Mitting J that the liability of the Home Office for misuse of private information and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’) extended to the unnamed wife and daughter of an asylum seeker whose personal details in connection with his application were accidentally posted online. While the data had been collected under his name alone, it applied to all three family members.

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