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Can you require a fee under the Data Protection Act 1998 when responding to a request for the disclosure of personal data via a court order?

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Published on LexisPSL on 02/05/2017

The following Information Law Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can you require a fee under the Data Protection Act 1998 when responding to a request for the disclosure of personal data via a court order?
  • Non-disclosure provisions
  • Disclosures required by law

In answering this Q&A, research has been limited to cover the position under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998). It has been assumed that this Q&A refers to a request made under DPA 1998, s 35(1), that the relevant client is not the data subject and this request is not in any manner a subject access request.

For information relating to a data subject access requests, see Practice Notes: Subject access requests under the DPA 1998 and Subject access exemptions under the DPA 1998.

Non-disclosure provisions

Unless an exemption applies, a data controller must not disclose personal data to third parties contrary to the non-disclosure provisions of the D

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