News: ICO backs Global Witness in Data Protection Battle – Media Lawyer

23 12 2014

Global WitnessThe Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has backed Non-Governmental Organisation Global Witness in its battle over protecting its journalistic sources. Diamond billionaire Beny Steinmetz, his company, BSGR, and three individuals associated with him had filed High Court claims under the Data Protection Act 1998, alleging that the NGO’s reporting of a bribery scandal in West Africa was infringing their privacy.

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