Personal Data in Data Protection Law - Part 2

July 01, 2009

This podcast aims to provide an in-depth guide to the meaning of personal data in data protection law, and in particular how the phrase “data which relates to an individual” has been interpreted. It discusses two important British cases which have considered this question, and compares the approach taken by the EU authorities. Various tests for the meaning of “relates to” are analysed, and some evaluation is given as to the varying approaches to this matter. The application of these tests to the field of clinical trials is considered, and possible future developments in the law are mooted.

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