Interim privacy injunctions: a change in the rules to improve the recording of data – Paul Magrath

10 01 2020

In 2017 a new list was created in the Queen’s Bench Division, to be known as the Media and Communications List, and Mr Justice Warby, a media law specialist, was put in charge of it. Read the rest of this entry »





Top 10 Privacy and Data Protection Cases of 2019: a selection – Suneet Sharma

6 01 2020

Inforrm covered a wide range of data protection and privacy cases in 2019. Following last years post here is my selection of most notable privacy and data protection cases across 2019: Read the rest of this entry »





“I’m a celebrity (of sorts), but don’t share my private information with the public!”, Part 2 – Jeremy Clarke-Williams and Nilly Tabatabai

17 12 2019

The tension between the tabloids and those in the public eye reached a crescendo in October with the legal actions brought by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The Duchess issued a claim against the publishers of The Mail on Sunday for misuse of private information, infringement of copyright and breach of the Data Protection Act 2018 in relation to the publication (in February 2019) of what she said was an edited version of a handwritten private letter she had sent to her estranged father. Read the rest of this entry »





The burger giant, the CEO and the minced reputation: are office relationships now off the menu? – Athalie Matthews

14 12 2019

The recent sacking of McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook for having a consensual relationship with a female colleague has shown that an office dalliance can fry your reputation as well as your bank balance. Read the rest of this entry »





“I’m a Celebrity, but don’t get my private information out of here!”, Part 1 – Jeremy Clarke-Williams and Nilly Tabatabai

13 12 2019

The Human Rights Act 1998. A perennial bugbear for the tabloid press, it is frequently depicted as the evil embodiment of the health and safety and ‘snowflake’ culture. It is also the prime symbol of unwanted interference by the EU in this country’s affairs. Read the rest of this entry »





What you need to know about privacy policies – Suneet Sharma

8 12 2019

Sites you visit, applications you use and services you take all have privacy policies – but what are they and why are they important, despite many people just check boxing them? Read the rest of this entry »





Why the Duchess of Sussex is justified in suing the “Mail on Sunday” – Stuart Gibson

17 11 2019

There’s nothing quite like a Royal Lawsuit to get the English media and for that matter English lawyers’ tails wagging. London Legal has been abuzz over the last week since word got out that the Duchess of Sussex had begun legal action against The Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published a private handwritten letter of hers to her father Thomas Markle. Read the rest of this entry »





The European Court of Human Rights and the right to privacy in the workplace, Bărbulescu and Lopez Ribalda – Peter Coe

15 11 2019

In November I will be Chairing a panel on Data Rights and the Rule of Law at the Information Law and Policy Centre’s Annual Conference at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. This got me thinking about data protection, privacy and the Rule of Law more generally. Read the rest of this entry »





Daily Mail publication of intimate images of Congresswoman Katie Hill’s sparks a conversation about ISP liability in revenge pornography cases – Colette Allen

14 11 2019

Katie Hill, the former Representative for Los Angeles, quit Congress last Thursday after intimate photos were leaked by her ex-husband and an investigation was launched into whether she had a relationship with her subordinate. In a tearful resignation video, Hill vowed to dedicate the rest of her career to fighting revenge pornography and getting justice for victims. In the UK, the Daily Mail stuck its nose in by displaying the images on their website last week. This incident seemed as good a time as any to look into what avenues survivor-victims of revenge pornography can take under current English and Welsh law. Read the rest of this entry »





When Harry met his ancestors, on the way to the law courts: Volume II – Amber Melville-Brown

8 11 2019

When Harry Met his Ancestors – Volume I finished tantalizingly as we saw Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, following in the legal footsteps of her father-in-law, her sister-in-law, Queen Victoria ancestor to hubby Harry, and an anonymized non-royal, on her way to potential legal success in her privacy claim. Read the rest of this entry »