Case Law: Rudd v Bridle, Asbestos industry advisor ordered to answer physician’s subject access requests – Hugh Tomlinson QC

9 05 2019

In Rudd v Bridle [2019] EWHC 893 (QB), Warby J tried a number of issues arising out of a data subject access request (“DSAR”) under s.7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the DPA 1998”). He held that information provided to the Claimant was inadequate, rejected the Defendant’s entitlement to rely on three claimed exemptions and ordered him to provide the Claimant with further information. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law: Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing, Subject access requests: Court of Appeal bolsters right to disclosure of data – Ashley Hurst and Peter Barratt

24 02 2017

data-protectionOn 16 February 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in one of its hotly anticipated forays into data protection law. The decision in Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing LLP ([2017] EWCA Civ 74) reverses a decision by the High Court that the law firm Taylor Wessing had not breached the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) by refusing to carry out searches on grounds of proportionality, legal privilege and improper purpose. Read the rest of this entry »