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 July 23, 2013  Posted by  Non-U.S.

Kunal Dutta reports that privacy actions are no longer just for the rich and powerful and the U.K. More members of the public are taking action to have their information deleted from databases:

A sharp rise in the number of privacy hearings in British courts has been fuelled by requests for “irrelevant” personal information to be removed from police and other state databases, figures show.

Public concerns over the retention of personal data by police, hospitals and the security services are thought to have led to an upsurge of privacy actions – which have increased by 22 per cent in the last year.

Lawyers believe that because these figures are based only on published cases, the true number could be even higher.

Read more in The Independent.

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