||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 80 (Sep)
|| EWHC 2331 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division, Manchester District Registry
||Anya Proops QC (instructed by Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP, Manchester) for DB.
||Robin Hopkins (instructed by the General Medical Council) for GMC.
||23 September 2016
Data protection - Processing of information - Personal data - Claimant general practitioner applying to prevent defendant General Medical Council disclosing to former patient report obtained in investigating fitness to practise - Whether defendant erring in balancing exercise - .
Data protection Processing of information. The Queen's Bench Division allowed the claimant general practitioner's application to prevent the defendant General Medical Council (the GMC) disclosing to a former patient a report obtained in investigating his fitness to practise. The GMC's balancing exercise had fallen into error and the balance had been wrong. Guidance was given for future mixed data cases.
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