Data Protection and Press Bullying: A response – Max Mosley

16 02 2018

On 15 February 2018, a letter my lawyers sent three days ago, was the subject of extraordinary and sensational reporting.  Most notably, the Daily Mail has given it the full treatment, describing it as a “chilling attack on press freedom” and referring to me not least as a “bitter deviant vengeful bully”. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Northern Ireland: Arthurs v NGN, no reasonable expectation of privacy in father’s criminal convictions – Ciaran O’Shiel and Charlotte Turk

15 02 2018

In the case of Arthurs v News Group Newspapers Ltd ([2017] NICA 70) the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal upheld a decision to reject the Plaintiff’s application for interim relief based on claims for misuse of private information and breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998. Read the rest of this entry »





Leveson, the Data Protection Bill and the ICO’s procedural powers in relation to Journalism – David Erdos

18 01 2018

One of the main findings of Lord Justice Leveson’s Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press was that that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) did not have sufficient procedural powers to ensure that journalists did not seriously abuse personal data. Read the rest of this entry »





Data Protection: Overview of the Case Law in 2017

10 01 2018

It was perhaps in 2017 that media and information lawyers became fully aware of the potential benefits of data protection claims.  The  Court of Appeal approved what has now become the standard practice of pleading data protection and defamation claims in tandem. Read the rest of this entry »





Right to be forgotten and global delisting: some news from Spain – Miquel Peguera

21 12 2017

In a recent ruling, the Spanish Audiencia Nacional – the high court that referred the Google Spain case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) – has somehow expressed opposition against imposing global delisting obligations on search engines. Read the rest of this entry »





Tinker, Tailor, Protestor, Spy: Corporate “intelligence” and legal remedies – Kirsten Sjøvoll

13 12 2017

The Guardian has reported that two corporate intelligence firms spied on protestors on behalf of a number of large companies, including British Airways, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Caterpillar, and Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »





How identity data is turning toxic for big companies – Bhargav Mitra and Robert McCausland

9 12 2017

File 20171201 10155 re4sju.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Google might be in trouble for collecting the personal data of its users, but many companies have a growing incentive to rid their hands of the data that users entrust them with. This is because of growing costs of holding onto it. Read the rest of this entry »