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Automatic stay under DPA 1998 compatible with EU law

Stunt v Associated Newspapers Limited [2017] EWHC 695 (QB)

Related Member(s):
Antony White QC, Ben Silverstone
Related Practice Area(s):
Media and Information Law, EU Law
Court:

The main issue was whether the Data Protection Act 1988, s 32(4), which provides in certain circumstances an automatic stay of proceedings in respect of journalistic materials, was compatible with EU law. The Court held that s 32(4) was not inconsistent or incompatible with EU law.

Antony White QC and Ben Silverstone were involved in this case.