Bus Atha Cliath / Dublin Bus v The Data Protection Commissioner [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    IEHC 339
  • Legal Body
    High Court of Ireland (IEHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act
Issues covered: Data Protection; Disclosure

This was a case in the Irish High Court, which relied heavily on English case law. A passenger on one of the Appellant‟s buses tripped and fell and subsequently issued 92 personal injury proceedings. She requested access to CCTV footage of the incident pursuant s. 4 of the Data Protection Act 1988. The appellant refused, arguing that the information was privileged as prepared for the purposes of potential litigation. The Data Commissioner issued an enforcement notice requiring the appellant to provide a copy of the footage. The Appellant appealed the Commissioner‟s decision to the circuit court, where it was upheld, and

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This article is correct at 31/08/2012

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