AB v Ministry of Justice

Data protection – Processing of information. The claimant issued proceedings seeking relief, including damages, for the defendant Ministry of Justice's breach of its duty under s 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Queen's Bench Division, in allowing the application, held that the defendant had contravened the provisions of the Act in relation to some material by a delay in its provision to the claimant. Accordingly, the claimant would be entitled to £1 for the delay and £2,250 for the distress he had suffered as a result of the delay.

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