Are you breaching your ongoing duty of care under the Data Protection Act?
In Smeaton v Equifax at the High Court, it was found that Equifax — one of the UK’s three leading principal credit rating agencies — had breached its duty of care owed to Keith Smeaton under the Data Protection Act (DPA). The case serves as a reminder of how easy it can be to fall short of obligations imposed by the DPA and why it is crucial to keep on top of record-keeping to avoid a sizeable compensation claim.
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