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Data protection: A person's name will generally constitute personal data

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In Edem v Information Commissioner and another [2014] EWCA Civ 92 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an individual's name will constitute "personal data" for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 so as to be exempt from disclosure pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act 2000 request, unless it is so common that, without further information, such as its use in a work context, a person would remain unidentifiable despite its disclosure.