Using data protection law to defend your reputation: what about the new Data Protection Bill? – Michael Patrick and Alicia Mendonca

5 09 2017

When your reputation is threatened, defamation law was traditionally the first port of call. However, since the introduction of the “serious harm” requirement into the Defamation Act 2013, claimants and their advisors have sought out a number of alternative causes of action to protect their reputation. In this article Michael Patrick and Alicia Mendonca review the increasing use of the Data Protection Act in cases and the media’s ability to rely on Section 32 of the Act to defend such claims. Read the rest of this entry »