Cooper v National Crime Agency

Data protection – Processing of information. The judge had not erred in dismissing the appellant's claim against the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) for damages for unlawful processing of sensitive personal data, contrary to his rights under the Data Protection Act 1998. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, also held that the Employment Appeals Tribunal had not erred in remitting the appellant's unfair dismissal claim, as it had not been satisfied that the employment tribunal had given proper consideration the risk that SOCA might send information from the disciplinary process back to the police which might then be used against the appellant in criminal proceedings.

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