When the levee breaks

12 Jun 2015

Court of Appeal decision may have blown open the floodgates in data protection claims, with potentially dramatic consequences, says BLM partner Tim Smith.

In 1998, when the Data Protection Act (DPA) came into force, many thought that it would primarily be a concern for credit reference agencies and companies engaged in mass marketing. It has now become clear that the Act extends much further than initially thought.

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