News: Police ordered to pay £9,000 damages for wrongful disclosure of information about officer

“After considering the authorities and Counsel’s submissions the Judge concluded

“In my judgment, the award made must be substantial. The personal information disclosed was not of the highest order of sensitivity but it was wrongly sought, obtained and disclosed by state authorities in their accessing of data initially obtained and held so as to be available for quite different and limited purposes … But this was not repeated misuse or abuse of personal data nor the disclosure of highly personal material for pain, for wide distribution or with the intention to injure or embarrass” [73- 74]

As a result, the Judge rejected the £10,000 “starting point” in Gulati v MGN, but made an award of £9,000, apportioned two-thirds/one-third between the Metropolitan Police and the Greater Manchester Police.”

Inforrm's Blog

sandy-brownThe Central London County Court has awarded data protection and misuse of private information damages totalling £9,000 to former police officer Andrea Brown.  In a judgment [pdf] handed down on 7 October 2016, HHJ Luba QC order the Metropolitan Police to pay £6,000 and the Greater Manchester Police to pay £3,000.

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