Durant v Financial Services Authority [2003] EWCA Civ 1746 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Data protection: Court of Appeal guidance on "personal data" and "relevant filing system"

    20 February 2004

    In Durant v Financial Services Authority, the Court of Appeal holds that, when an individual requests information under s.7 of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller must first determine whether the information sought is capable of being that person's "personal data" as defined, regardless of whether it is held in computerised or manual form. If (and to the extent that) it is not, it is not disclosable under s.7(1). All other issues then fall away and that is the end of the matter.

  • Case round up

    1 February 2004

    Our resident experts at Pinsents bring you a comprehensive update on all the latest decisions that could affect your organisation, and advice on what to do about them.

  • Case round-up: employee requests to access personal data; and grievance investigations

    13 January 2004

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: employee requests to access personal data; and grievance investigations.