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Privacy Cases Surge In Number

The number of reported privacy cases heard in court in the UK rose by 22 per cent in the last year, according new research. A study by legal information provider Sweet and Maxwell found that the number of recorded cases in the year to 31 May 2013 was 55, up from 45 in the 12 months before. And there were 40 recorded in the year before, between 2010 and 2011. The statistics, on cases reported in the High Court and above where a privacy argument was used, were based on research by Sweet and Maxwell’s online services, Lawtel and Westlaw UK.

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