Court of Appeal gives important Data Protection judgment

Deer-v-University of Oxford [2017] EWCA (Civ) 121

Data Protection: Court of Appeal gives important judgment on rights of data subject to make subject access request under section 7 Data Protection Act 1998, concerning definition of “personal data”, significance of proportionality and the limit on exercise of discretion by Court under section 7(9) Data Protection Act 1998.

In this latest development in the important field of data protection, on 3 March 2017 the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) in Deer-v-University of Oxford [2017] EWCA (Civil) 121 delivered a significant judgment on the scope of the rights of a data subject to make a subject access request (SAR) of a data controller with a view to discovering what personal data the data controller has in its possession about the data subject.

Read Rhodri Williams QC’s summary here.