Bloomberg v ZXC – the Supreme Court decides

February 25th, 2022 by 11KBW Blogs

The central question for the Supreme Court in Bloomberg v ZXC [2022] UKSC 5 was, as Lords Hamblen and Stephens put it (with Lord Reeds, Lloyd-Jones and Sales agreeing): “whether, in general, a person under criminal investigation has, prior to being charged,  a reasonable expectation  of  privacy  in respect  of  information  relating  to  that  investigation”. The short answer was “yes”.

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Anya Proops QC wins Media, Defamation, Privacy and Data Protection Silk of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2021

November 19th, 2021 by 11KBW Blogs

We are thrilled to announce that Anya Proops QC  was a winner at the Chambers Bar Awards held on the 18th of November.  The awards are based on Chambers’ research for the 2022 edition of Chambers Bar and reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. We would particularly like to thank all of our clients for their continued loyalty and support and we are delighted to share these awards with you.


Government reveals plans for post-Brexit data regime

September 17th, 2021 by 11KBW Blogs

In the last few days, the UK government has begun a public consultation on its plan to reform data protection legislation in the wake of Brexit entitled Data: A new direction. It says the aim is to create a more “pro-growth and pro-innovation” regime to achieve what the (now former) DCMS Secretary Oliver Dowden dubbed a “data dividend” for the British economy.

As regular Panopticon readers will know, the UK’s data protection regime has principally been driven by the EU framework – most recently in the form of the GDPR. Following the end of the Brexit transition period from January 2021, the GDPR (which during the UK’s membership of the EU had direct effect) was transposed into domestic law with minor changes. This means there is now the ‘EU GDPR’, in force across the 27 Member States, and the ‘UK GDPR’ which is applicable in the UK.

Even before the UK GDPR came into force in January 2021, however, the government had stated its intention to diverge from EU data protection law as part of its National Data Strategy, at least to some extent. These proposals are the first concrete step in that direction. Read more »


Webinar: Data Litigation & Regulation – How do the UK and US compare? – NEW DATE

June 29th, 2021 by 11KBW Blogs

The new date for the Data litigation & regulation – how do the UK and US compare? webinar is 13 September 2021 at 3pm.

If you were registered for the original date, 28 June 2021. You will automatically still be registered and will receive an email from Zoom with the update.

If you weren’t previously registered and would like to, please email


Information Law Virtual Conference 2021

June 15th, 2021 by 11KBW Blogs

11KBW’s Annual Information Law Conference begins tomorrow with the first of nine webinars running from 16 June to 5 July. Tomorrow’s offering, chaired by 11KBW’s Christopher Knight, is ‘Data Privacy in the public law arena’. The conference has already attracted significant numbers, ranging from 540 to 700 registrants per webinar. If you have not yet signed up but wish to do so, please email


Information Law Virtual Conference 2021

May 21st, 2021 by 11KBW Blogs

Our virtual 2021 Information Law Conference brings together 11KBW’s market-leading specialists and guest speakers from the ICO, the Court of Appeal and a leading American law firm, to provide insights and updates across the information law spectrum.

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