Murder Suspect Loses Data-Leak Suit Against Europol

By Joanne Faulkner (September 29, 2021, 4:57 PM BST) -- A European court dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday brought against Europol by the Slovak businessman accused of masterminding the 2018 slaying of a journalist, rejecting his bid for damages after his personal information was allegedly leaked.

The European Union's General Court said that Marian Kocner had failed to prove that Europol — the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation — was the source for information for Slovak media reports looking into the killing. He also complained that the agency put his name on "mafia lists."

Kocner was seeking €100,000 ($116,000) in compensation from the bloc's law enforcement agency, claiming his...

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