Trushin v National Crime Agency

Data protection – Processing of personal information. The claimant Russian national issued proceedings against the defendant National Crime Agency, asserting that processing his personal data whilst he was protected from extradition to Russia by reason of his refugee status was unnecessary and unlawful. The defendant sought the striking out of the claim or summary judgment. The Administrative Court, in dismissing the application, held that the claimant's rights under art 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights had not been too weak to outweigh the defendant's data-processing functions. Accordingly, that amounted to a compelling reason why there should be a trial so that those matters could be investigated.

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