Magazine article Security Management

Privacy

Magazine article Security Management

Privacy

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Privacy. A recent decision handed down by the Supreme Court of Judicature, Court of Appeal, in the United Kingdom defines "personal data" as it relates to records being held by banks or other institutions regulated by the country's Data Protection Act of 1998. In the ruling, the court found that an individual cannot obtain banking documents under the act merely because his or her name is mentioned in those documents.

Michael John Durant made two requests to the Financial Services Authority (FSA), which regulates the U.K. financial sector. Durant requested disclosure of certain documents from Barclays Bank. Durant and Barclays had been engaged in litigation that Durant lost in 1993. Durant made the information requests to the FSA in hopes of reopening his claim.

The FSA refused to grant some of Durant's requests for documents, claiming that they contained no personal data to which Durant would be entitled. Durant sued the FSA for violating the Data Protection Act. The Edmonton County Court dismissed Durant's case, ruling that the FSA had acted properly. …

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