‘Data protection claims can be “linked to” claims in defamation, says Court of Appeal’

“People who claim that they have been defamed by publishers are not barred from also claiming in the same legal proceedings that the publisher has breached data protection laws by processing data about them which is inaccurate, the Court of Appeal in London has ruled. Media law expert Alex Keenlyside of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said the Court of Appeal’s judgment has potentially broad implications for the future of defamation law and would not be welcomed by publishers …” (more)

[Out-Law, 30 January]

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