Privacy and Data Protection Journal: Clarifying the scope of personal data

17 Feb 2020

Information Law

In an article for the Privacy & Data Protection Journal, Damien Welfare discusses the challenges for organisations in interpreting the definition of ‘personal data’ in the Data Protection Act 1998.

He considers the ambiguities created by inconsistencies between domestic case law and guidance on the subject; looks at confusion as to the meaning of the Data Protection Act over disclosing anonymised personal data such as statistics; and, explains the extent to which a new draft EU Regulation may provide greater clarity.

The article Clarifying the Scope of Personal Data was published in the July/August Issue of the Privacy & Data Protection Journal (Volume 12, Issue 7).