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DISCLOSURE: Blind data

12 April 2017  

Gwendoline Davies guides the way through the obligations of data protection and disclosure

The extent of a data controller’s obligations to respond to data subject access requests (DSARs), and in particular the interaction with legal privilege and litigation, has featured in a number of recent high-profile cases. DSARs are increasingly being used as a quick and cheap alternative to formal disclosure, or for other tactical reasons in the early stages of a dispute. There are a number of potential problem areas.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Dawson-Damer & ors v Taylor Wessing LLP [2017] EWCA Civ 74

    Durant v Financial Services Authority [2004] FSR 573

    Holyoake v Candy & anor [2017] EWHC 52 (QB)

    Ittihadieh v 5-11 Cheyne Gardens RTM Co Ltd & ors and Deer v University of Oxford [2017] EWCA Civ 121