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  • DPA Law [Search]
    Provides comprehensive information on data protection in the United Kingdom and Europe. Includes links to Data Protection Act 1988 and other related legal materials. Maintained by Stewart Room
  • Patrick Gunning "Casenote - Spring v Guardian Assurance PLC" [1994] PLPR 113
    An insurance company gave another insurance Company a bad references about Spring, a former employee. There was no malice, so a defamation action was defeated by the defence of qualified privilege, but the reference was given negiligently. The House of Lords, by majority, held that the employer owed a duty of care to the subject of a reference (as opposed to the recipient), and that principles of negligence and defamation were different. The House of Lords decisions was in contrast with a number of New Zealand cases. Lord Keith, dissenting, thought the policy underlying qualified privilege was the same in relation to both negligence and defamation.
  • United Kingdom - Data Protection Leigislation [Search]
    (on UK Legislation .gov)
  • United Kingdom - Office of the Information Commissioner [Search]
    The former Office of the Data Protection Commissioner now part of the Office of the Information Commissioner.
  • Vidal-Hall & Ors v Google Inc [2014] EWHC 13 (QB) [Search]
    An England and Wales High Court case confirming the possibility of actions for ‘misuse of personal information’ which discusses associated jurisdictional issues.

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