Information Law analysis: The High Court has granted an application for summary judgment in this claim which concerned disclosures of information made by the defendant to the claimant’s GP as a result of the defendant’s concerns about the claimant’s welfare. The High Court struck out claims for breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998), breach of confidence and breach of privacy.
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