The data protection law invariably requires an organisation to obtain consent from individuals before collecting, using or disclosing their personal data. However, there are exceptions to the consent requirement.
A typical exception relates to “publicly available information” or “publicly available data”. To illustrate, here is a list of some types of publicly available information:
▪ Government and public sector agency records – for example, land title records, company registration records (including details of directors and shareholders) and bankruptcy records.
▪ Information about listed ...