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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, UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
  • 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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