Court of Appeal endorses Information Commissioner Office Guidance on meaning of personal data
29 May 2014
In Efifiom Edem v Information Commissioner and Financial Services Authority  EWCA Civ 92, 7 February 2014, the Court of Appeal ruled that third party names requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) could be withheld on data protection grounds. More significant is the court's acceptance that "personal data" should be interpreted in accordance with Information Commissioner Office (ICO) Guidance and that its landmark Durant ruling should be confined only to limited cases. This ruling has wider implications for employers handling data subject access requests under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
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