Under the law of defamation of character as defined under the Data Protection Act 1998, what right do I have to access the medical records of the Defendant? They have alleged I suffer from schizophrenia which I do not, in turn I fear this man is seriously unwell (possibly Alzheimers), I have given his solicitor a full briefing of my medical history overy the e-mail and scanned copies of letters from my doctors saying I take no anti-psychotic medication, his solicitor is saying she does not accept such letters (which is ridiculous), I am prepared to hand over my medical record but I also wish to access his. Can I do this? Many thanks for an answer, Ffion
Ihave sent you the just sent question several times, please respond : thanks : Ffion
According to the protection data law, you could against anyone who has personal data from you, to manage these rights
If you requested the exercise of any of those rights and they deny it to you, You can denounce the person who has the data to the national data protection agency and the person shall be punished according to the same law
Thanks for your inquire.
According to Data Protection Act,the data you are referring to are "Sensitive personal data".
This means that other people can not oblige you to give them any information, nor they can use them without your consent.
For this reason, I would suggest you to avoid sharing your personal information with your counterpart, unless he/she allows you to access his/hers.
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