Data privacy class actions here and abroad

June 1st, 2021 by Anya Proops QC

Data privacy class actions are currently big business in the UK. For those of you who are interested in how the UK position compares with the position within the EU, you might want to attend this British Institute of International and Comparative Law webinar on 8 June at 5pm: Damages Claims for Mass Data Breaches: UK and European Perspectives ( . Note that 11KBW’s information law conference later this month includes a webinar comparing the UK and US positions.

Anya Proops QC


The Grand Chamber, Bulk Interception and a Curate’s Egg

May 27th, 2021 by Christopher Knight

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has handed down judgment (over 200 pages of it) in relation to the UK’s bulk interception of communications regime as it stood under section 8(4) of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 in Big Brother Watch & others v UK (App. No.s 58170/13, 62322/14 and 24969/15), and made important findings that the regime was not in accordance with law and thus breached Article 8 ECHR. Read more »


Court of Appeal finds DPA exemption is unlawful under GDPR

May 26th, 2021 by Robin Hopkins

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in R (Open Rights Group and the3million) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Others [2021] EWCA Civ 800, handed down this morning, concludes that the ‘immigration exemption’ in Schedule 2 to the DPA 2018 is not compliant with the GDPR. That is a very significant conclusion in its own right, from the perspectives of both immigration and data protection law. But the Court’s analysis also applies to a more general question: what does a valid (i.e. GDPR-compliant) exemption from data protection rights and duties look like? Read more »


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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Upper Tribunal Consultation Alert

May 19th, 2021 by Christopher Knight

The Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) hears a lot of information rights appeals. What not all users of the UT, or readers of this blog, may have realised is that not all of its decisions – despite it being an appellate jurisdiction – are published online rendering them accessible to those interested in the area. Still fewer are then selected for reporting in the Administrative Appeals Case Reports, although we have our doubts whether anyone really uses the AACR. Is it time for a change of approach? Read more »


Webinar – The Online Harms Bill – More Harm Than Good?

May 17th, 2021 by information11kbw

11KBW Webinar – Thursday 20 May 2021 – 10:00-11:00

Presented by Anya Proops QC & Rupert Paines Read more »