European Data Protection Digest

Graham: No Evidence of Journalists Breaching Law

PRIVACY LAW—UK

February 3, 2012

As the Leveson Inquiry continues, UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham says he has not seen evidence of breaches by the press since 2006 but added that breaches of data protection laws occur every day at the hands of employees in many fields, including NHS workers, bank clerks and private investigators, BBC News reports. Graham told the inquiry that if there had been press violations of the law, specifically Section 55, which deals with illegally obtaining or using personal information, he would have known about it. That said, Graham stressed, "that doesn't mean Section 55 isn't being breached. It's being breached every day."
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