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Irish Court of Appeal Clarifies Boundaries of Concept of Personal Data

The Irish Court of Appeal has clarified the scope of the definition of personal data – noting that, while the definition is deliberately very broad, it does not facilitate access by an individual to reports stemming from a complaint for the sole reason that the complaint was made by that individual.

The Court of Appeal noted that complexities can arise from the requirement to apply a broad definition to the term “personal data”, and considered that the appeal centred around the meaning of the term “relating to” when determining whether the document in question, PwC’s response to a complaint made by Mr Nowak to the regulatory body, contained data “relating to” Mr Nowak.

Source: Ireland: Irish Court of Appeal Clarifies Boundaries of Concept of Personal Data

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