Brexit and the Future of Data Protection – Anya Proops QC

1 07 2016

data_protection (1)So a week on from the Brexit referendum and it is clear that that there is no clear, carefully thought out strategy for extricating ourselves from the EU legal edifice. If you feel that this ‘make it up as we go along’ approach to the biggest legal and political challenge which our country has faced in decades is somewhat less than satisfactory, you will be pleased to learn you are not alone. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Right to be forgotten claim against ICO rejected by the Administrative Court – Anya Proops

21 07 2015

igooglemagesSo here’s the question: you’re an individual who wants to have certain links containing information about you deindexed by Google; Google has refused to accede to your request and, upon complaint to the ICO, the Commissioner has decided that your complaint is unfounded and so he refuses to take enforcement action against Google under s. 40 DPA 1998; can you nonetheless secure the result you seek in terms of getting your data forgotten by mounting a judicial review challenge to the ICO’s decision? Read the rest of this entry »





Comment is (not) free: E-Commerce back in the limelight – Anya Proops

30 06 2015

e-commerceI recently wrote about the settlement of the Max Mosley litigation against Google (see my post here). Had that case been fought to its conclusion, we would at the very least have had the pleasure of gaining greater insight into the weird and wonderful world of the E-commerce legislation. However, sadly that was not to be. Read the rest of this entry »





Mosley v Google, RIP – Anya Proops

4 06 2015

GoogleSo Max Mosley has done a deal with Google in respect of his claim that Google had breached his rights under the DPA 1998 by refusing to block certain images and videos accessible via the Google search engine (see this FT article which suggests that the settlement also applies to claims brought by Mr Mosley in Germany and France). Read the rest of this entry »