Representation of the people: Lloyd v Google in the Supreme Court

November 10th, 2021 by Rupert Paines

This morning, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50, undoubtedly one of the most important and eagerly awaited data privacy judgments to date.

Read more »


Lloyd v Google – Supreme Court judgment WEBINAR

November 4th, 2021 by Claire Halas

The Supreme Court’s judgment in Lloyd v Google is to be handed down next Wednesday. However the appeal is decided, the judgment of the Supreme Court will constitute a watershed moment in the development of the law on data protection, both within and beyond the field of data protection class actions.

11KBW’s Anya Proops QC , Christopher Knight and Rupert Paines will be giving their views of the judgment in a webinar taking place at 5pm on 16 November 2021.

You can register in advance for this webinar here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Lloyd v Google – Supreme Court judgment out next Wednesday

November 4th, 2021 by Anya Proops KC

The judgment we have all been waiting for is to be handed down by the Supreme Court next Wednesday – see here. I plan to host a webinar on the judgment at 9 a.m. on 16 November 2021. Further details to follow.

Anya Proops QC


Privacy & transparency in the family courts – Sir Andrew MacFarlane reports

November 2nd, 2021 by Anya Proops KC

The issue of how the protection of privacy rights should be balanced as against the fundamental public interest in achieving transparency and open justice within the family justice system has long vexed the family division of the High Court. On the one hand, ensuring the confidentiality of family law proceedings is crucial both in terms of protecting the fundamental privacy rights of those individuals who find themselves caught up in such proceedings and in terms of maximising their engagement in the process. On the other hand, a lack of meaningful transparency around the work of the family courts undermines public trust in the family justice system, increases the risk of miscarriages of justice and inhibits the public’s ability to press for reforms of the system on a properly informed basis. Read more »


G7 announces new Digital Trade Principles

October 26th, 2021 by Anya Proops KC

Just a quick heads up in case you missed it. The G7 Trade Ministers have in the last few days agreed a set of Digital Trade Principles, which are aimed, amongst other things, at demonstrating a commitment to achieving: Read more »


FOIA and security bodies: running sections 23 and 24 together

October 18th, 2021 by Robin Hopkins

Some knotty FOIA debates end up generating confusing and apparently contradictory case law; some others get resolved by an authoritative three-person Upper Tribunal. The recent judgment of the UT (Mrs Justice Farbey and UT Judges Mullan and Wikeley) in FCDO v IC, Williams and Others [2021] UKUT 248 (AAC) is a neat example of the latter. It deals with the interplay between sections 23 and 24 of FOIA. Read more »