The Information Commissioner v The FSA and Edem: UTAA 11 Dec 2012


Information rights – Data protection – whether a person’s name constitutes personal data. As the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (made on 16 April 2012 under reference EA/2011/0132) involved the making of an error in point of law, it is SET ASIDE under section 12(2)(a) and (b)(ii) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 and the decision is RE-MADE.
The applicant sought disclosure of the names of FSA workers involved in the decision about his matter. The FSA replied that the names were personal data and exempt from dislosure.
Held: The appeal was allowed. The mere

[2012] UKUT 464 (AAC)
CitedDurant v Financial Services Authority CA 8-Dec-2003
The appellant had been unsuccessful in litigation against his former bank. The Financial Services Authority had subsequently investigated his complaint against the bank. Using section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998, he requested disclosure of his . .
CitedCriminal proceedings against Lindqvist ECJ 6-Nov-2003
Mrs Lindqvist had set up an internet site for her local parish containing information about some of her colleagues in the parish. She gave names, jobs, hobbies and in one case some of the person’s employment and medical details. The Court decided . .

Cited by:
CitedOates v Information Commissioner FTTGRC 20-Dec-2013
Whether information held s.1 FOIA – Personal data s.1(1) DPA Personal data s.40 FOIA . .
Appeal fromEdem v The Information Commissioner and Another CA 7-Feb-2014
The claimant sought disclosure of the names of officials of the Financial Services Authority who had dealt with his complaint. He now appealed against reversal of an order that they be disclosed.
Held: The appeal failed. The court approved the . .

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Updated: 01 November 2021; Ref: scu.471117