- Impact of the GDPR in applications for Norwich Pharmacal disclosure relief (Mircom and Golden Eye v Virgin Media)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
IP analysis: The High Court has dismissed applications for Norwich Pharmacal relief by claimants Mircom, Golden Eye and several other film production companies. The main reason for the dismissal was that the claimants’ evidence, which was defective in many ways, did not sufficiently support the disclosure order sought. In its judgment the court also considered the impact of GDPR on the application for relief but found that in the circumstances the GDPR had no effect on the legal approach taken which was an approach adopted from the 2012 Golden Eye High Court and Court of Appeal cases.
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