Secretary of State for the Home Department and another v TLU and another

Data protection – Processing of information. Data erroneously published by the second defendant Home Office containing details of 1,598 lead applicants for asylum or leave to remain, including the first claimant's husband and second claimant's father, had also contained their private and/or confidential information and personal data. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the defendants' appeals against the judge's decision, holding that the claimants could recover damages at common law or under the Data Protection Act 1998, and then awarding them damages.

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