Win a golden ticket! Panopticon Podcast Competition #2

If our new episode wasn’t enough of a Christmas present, we’re delighted to announce another chance to win a “golden ticket” to our Information Law Conference on 14 March 2024!

Hidden among Robin’s insights about collective litigation of data/privacy claims is a line of (who else?) Gene-Wilder-as-Willy-Wonka dialogue. If you recognise it, email the quotation and time-stamp to by the end of next week to be entered into our prize draw. (See below for T&Cs and privacy notice.)

Congratulations in the meantime to Ian Cutting-Jones (South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) who recognised our Die Hard reference (“And when Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer”) and won our first competition! Welcome to the party, pal.

Honourable (and consensual) mentions to Paula Williamson (Partner, Privacy & Data Protection Solicitor at Excello Law, and Director of Content at Tenjin), Sadaf Anwar (Solicitor at City of London Corporation), Ben Fearnley-Sander (lawyer with the Government Legal Department) and Sam Grimley – all of whom got the correct answer but narrowly missed out on the prize.

We wish all our readers and listeners a joyful and reinvigorating festive season, and look forward to catching up in the New Year!

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Panopticon Podcast, Episode 2: Collective Litigation (featuring Robin Hopkins)

Panopticon Podcast, Episode 2: Collective Litigation (featuring Robin Hopkins)

All for one, or none for all?  When data breaches occur, they can affect thousands of people – but it’s in no-one’s interests to try to litigate thousands of similar claims.  Robin Hopkins tells Leo Davidson about the recent attempts to find a proportionate but effective approach to these claims, explains the upsides and pitfalls of the various options and gives his insights on the latest trends.

Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, whether that be AppleSpotifyPodcast Index and Podchaser.

Make sure to check out the blog ( for details of our competition to win a free place at our flagship Information Law Conference on 14 March 2024!

Follow us on X/Twitter (@11KBWpanopticon) for exclusive bonus clips, with additional insights which were deemed too riveting / salacious for the main episodes.

Win a free place at the 11KBW Information Law Conference 2024!

We are delighted to announce that our new Panopticon Podcast will be launching tomorrow – on 22 November 2023.  Leading ITM silk and Panopticon stalwart Anya Proops KC gives me (Leo Davidson) the rundown on the new Online Safety regime and reveals what people in Chambers call me behind my back, all in 30 minutes.

But that’s not all!  Some weeks ago, when the podcast was still just a twinkle in my ear, colleagues challenged me to sneak a reference to the classic Christmas film, Die Hard, into the first episode.  So I did – and now the challenge goes out to listeners: what and where is it?

Hidden in plain sound somewhere in the episode is a reference to a line of Alan-Rickman-as-Hans-Gruber dialogue (not quite an exact quotation).  The first person to spot it and email the reference and time-stamp to will win a free place at the 11KBW Information Law Conference 2024 (date TBA).

Any ideas for things to sneak into Episode 2 can be emailed to the same address…


Terms and conditions

  1. The first email which is received to the email inbox which contains the correct reference and time-stamp (as judged by 11KBW) will be deemed to have won the competition, so long as it is received before 11:59pm on 21 December 2023.
  2. The sender of said email (“Winner”) may nominate, within 28 days of being notified that they are the Winner, any individual (“Delegate”) to attend the 11KBW Information Law Conference 2024 free of charge. 11KBW may agree to accept a nomination after this period, or change the nominated Delegate at any time, at its sole discretion.
  3. Members, pupils and staff of 11KBW, and their immediate families, are not eligible (i) to enter the competition or (ii) to be nominated as a Delegate.


Privacy notice

We will not use any personal data provided in connection with this competition for any purpose other than determining the winner of the competition, informing candidates of the outcome and awarding the prize.  Full details of how we handle personal data can be found in our privacy notice:

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Podcast trailer

Since announcing the new podcast a couple of weeks ago, our inbox has been filled with slavering fans demanding their audio fix.

We’re pleased to announce that the first episode, on the new online safety regime, will be launching next week!

And while the anticipation mounts, our new trailer gives a taste of what’s to come. Make sure to watch with the sound on!

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Panopticon is proliferating – posts, podcasts and more…

We are excited to announce: Panopticon is proliferating! You will now be able to get your Panopticon fix on three different platforms.

Follow us at @11KBWpanopticon to stay up to date on the latest developments in info, tech and media law and to get instant reaction and analysis from the team.

11KBW Panopticon Podcast
Keep your ears peeled wherever you get your podcasts. Our debut episode will be available shortly, and features Anya Proops KC telling me (Leo Davidson) all about the new Online Safety Act 2023. Future episodes will cover a diverse range of topics in info, tech and media law.

Revamped blog
You may have noticed that the blog is getting a revamp. We hope this will improve your experience and make reading updates on info, tech and media law even more enjoyable than it already is (scientists now believe this is possible).

If you have any feedback on anything we’re doing (or not doing!), let us know at