The practicalities of the GDPR: breach notification, consent

March 8th, 2017 by Robin Hopkins

As the GDPR hurtles towards us, our picture of how it will play out in practice gradually becomes clearer, aided by case studies of practices elsewhere, and guidance from regulators such as the ICO. Here are some observations on two important aspects of life under the GDPR. Read more »


Vexatious Requests and the EIR: Case Closed?

March 6th, 2017 by Christopher Knight

Anyone remember Craven v Information Commissioner & DECC? The EIR vexatious request case heard with Dransfield? Court of Appeal decision back in mid-2015? Well, word reaches us at Panopticon that the Supreme Court has just issued an Order refusing Mrs Craven permission to appeal. Read more »


Yet another subject access judgment…

March 6th, 2017 by Anya Proops QC

So, as the saying goes, you wait months for a subject access judgment, and then three come along at once. First it was Holyoake v CPC & Christian Candy (see Julian Milford’s post here); then it was Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing (see Chris Knight’s post here) and now, drum-roll, we have the joined appeals of Ittihadieh v 5-11 Cheyne Gardens & Ors and Deer v Oxford University [2017] EWCA Civ 121.

As ever with these cases, the facts are somewhat less than scintillating. Briefly:

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Section 32 DPA: Resistance not Futile

March 6th, 2017 by Christopher Knight

We have banged the drum on Panopticon to almost Phil Collins-like levels on theme of the growing utility of the Data Protection Act to media lawyers, but it would be foolish to pretend it can always produce an answer from nowhere in a traditional journalism context. The judgment in ZXC v Bloomberg LP [2017] EWHC 328 (QB) reminds us of that. Read more »


Data Protection and the Media Mainstream

February 28th, 2017 by Christopher Knight

Remember how for years a data protection claim would be bunged on the end of a libel and/or privacy complaint, receiving little to no judicial or litigation attention, because it was seen as a boring tecchie subject few understood? Those days have been over for some time (as us DPA drum-bangers have been pointing out), and the Queen’s Bench Division now agrees. A new Media and Communications List has been created within the QBD, to be headed up by Warby J. Read more »


11KBW Information Law Conference 2017

February 27th, 2017 by Claire Halas

Our Information Law Conference will be taking place on Monday 27 March 2017. We are delighted to announce that Lord Toulson will be giving the key note address at this year’s event.

The conference will be held at the The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

Click here for the conference agenda.

For more details on how to book your place at the conference click here.