Save the date: 11KBW Information Law Conference 2018

April 21st, 2017 by Claire Halas

We are  delighted to announce the date for the 2018 Information Law Conference will be 6th March 2018 at IET London; Savoy Place, London.

We will publish the conference agenda closer to the time.

Venue: IET London, Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL


Eggscellent DCMS GDPR Development

April 13th, 2017 by Christopher Knight

Who is Karen Bradley? No points if you said it was that shiny West Ham lady who sits next to Lord Sugar on the Apprentice, managing to look considerably more impressive than Surrralan even though she has spent a large part of her career propping up some pornographers. No, she is the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. More importantly, she is also the data protection Easter Bunny. Read more »


DPA rights in the media context – the s. 32 stay mechanism

April 7th, 2017 by Anya Proops QC

As most readers of this blog will be aware, the use of the DPA in media claims has become big business over the last few years. A major issue which arises in the context of DPA claims which are directed against the media is the extent to which the defendant can rely on the powerful stay mechanism provided for under ss. 32(4) and (5) DPA. This was a hotly contested issue in the case of Steinmetz v Global Witness

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Trump and privacy rights…again!

April 5th, 2017 by Anya Proops QC

For those of you who feel that, despite my recent Trump-related posts, we do not spend nearly enough time on Panopticon waxing lyrical about Donald Trump and his sprawling business empire, I have some good news…yes you’ve guessed it, the judgment in Beyts v Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited is out. Read more »


Re Trumping privacy rights

April 4th, 2017 by Anya Proops QC

You may like to note that, as predicted in my previous post on this subject, Trump has just signed off on the repeal of privacy protections for internet users – see here.

Anya Proops QC


Trumping E-Privacy Legislation

March 29th, 2017 by Anya Proops QC

For those of you who can drag yourselves away from the relentless coverage of the formal commencement of Brexit, it is worth noting that the US House of Representatives yesterday voted by a slim majority (215 to 205) to block legislation enacted under President Obama which was designed to give consumers more control over how internet service providers share their data. The legislation in question effectively made the sharing of data by internet service providers conditional on user consent. The order blocking the legislation will now be sent to President Trump for ratification, which will no doubt be swiftly forthcoming. Read more »