‘Court of Appeal warns against “overstretching” the concept of personal data’

“The Irish Court of Appeal has held that while the definition of ‘personal data’ is very broad, to interpret a document as constituting personal data for the sole reason that it was generated as a result of a complaint made by the data subject, would be to ‘overstretch’ the concept of personal data. In a related judgment, the Court found that the data subject was entitled only to a ‘copy’ of his personal data, and not the data in its ‘original’ form …” (more)

[Davinia Brennan, Ireland IP and Technology Law Blog, 29 July]

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