Automatic stay under DPA 1998 compatible with EU law


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

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.