Handling Personal Information

Posted in : Eversheds HR Speed Brief on 25 November 2014
Anna Broderick
Issues covered:

Personal Liability

A recent Court decision has highlighted the importance of handling personal data in a manner compatible with data protection law.

A private investigator firm, MCK Rentals Ltd, was prosecuted in Bray District Court last month for obtaining information without the prior consent of the data controller. Essentially, this involved MCK Rentals Ltd using “blagging” techniques to obtain personal information held by other companies/government departments and disclosing this to its clients.

Significantly, two of the directors of MCK Rentals Ltd were personally prosecuted for the offences. The directors each pleaded guilty to one sample charge under Section 29 of the Data Protection

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Anna Broderick

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