Stunt v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Practice – Interlocutory proceedings. The Queen's Bench Division held that the provisions of s 32(4) of the Data Protection Act 1988, which provided in certain circumstances for an automatic stay of proceedings in respect of journalistic materials, was neither inconsistent or incompatible with art 9 of Directive (EC) 95/46 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The parliamentary purpose was reflected in the wording of s 32(4) of the Act, which provided for a pro tanto stay.

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