*DB v General Medical Council

Data protection – Processing of information. There was no presumption under s 7(4) of the Data Protection Act 1988 in favour of a person who had not consented to or who had objected to disclosure pursuant to a subject access request in a mixed data case, as against a person requesting disclosure. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division held that the more natural reading of DPA 1988 s 74 was that the data subject who did not give consent was adequately protected by s 7 (4)(b) of the 1988 Act without the need for a presumption against disclosure.

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