Steinmetz and Others v Global Witness: latest developments

Panopticon devotees will have noted that important DPA litigation is afoot between a group of businessmen (Beny Steinmetz and others) and the NGO Global Witness. The Economist has recently reported on the latest developments in the case: see here.

I particularly like the article’s subtitle: “Libel laws have become laxer. Try invoking data protection instead”. This is an observation I (and others) have made in the past: see here for example. The point appears to be gathering momentum.

Robin Hopkins @hopkinsrobin