Atkinson v Equifax: representative action withdrawn

April 1st, 2020 by Anya Proops QC

Having blogged earlier today about a very happy outcome in Morrisons, I now want to share with you some important news concerning another large-scale privacy action, namely Atkinson v Equifax Ltd. Read more »


Morrisons triumphs in the Supreme Court

April 1st, 2020 by Anya Proops QC

As we all adjust to the strange new reality ushered in by the arrival of Covid-19, it is reassuring to see that the wheels of the justice system continue to turn, and at the highest levels. Today the Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in one of the most watched data protection and employment cases of recent years: Various Claimants v Morrisons. The judgment is a real watershed moment, and one that will doubtless bring considerable relief to employer data controllers across the land.

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Newsflash – Supreme Court grants permission in Lloyd v Google

March 11th, 2020 by Anya Proops QC

The decision, which is hardly surprising, will doubtless be welcomed by all controllers. The hearing before the Supreme Court is not expected until the end of 2020, early 2021. Further updates will of course be posted on Panopticon in due course!

Anya Proops QC


Morrisons in the Supreme Court – hearing date

June 25th, 2019 by Anya Proops QC

We reported recently that the Supreme Court had given Morrisons permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Various Claimants v Morrison Supermarkets Plc (vicarious liability/data breach case). I can now confirm that the hearing of the appeal is due to take place on 6-7 November 2019.

Anya Proops QC


Grounds of appeal in Morrisons

April 17th, 2019 by Anya Proops QC

Following my post confirming that the Supreme Court has granted permission in Various Claimants v Morrison Supermarket Plc, I have had quite a few email queries as to the scope of the grounds of appeal. To put you in the picture, permission has been granted on all grounds. In a nutshell, this means that the Supreme Court will be considering: Read more »


Various Claimants v Morrisons – Supreme Court grants permission to appeal

April 15th, 2019 by Anya Proops QC

In case you were wondering what had happened to this case, the Supreme Court has just confirmed that permission has been granted to Morrisons for it to appeal against the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Morrison Supermarkets PLC v Various Claimants [2018] EWCA Civ 2338. No doubt further updates will follow on Panopticon in due course.

Anya Proops QC