Case Law: R (P, G and W) and Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department, A criminal record or a clean slate? – Matthew Flinn

8 02 2019

In the case of R (P, G and W) and Anor v Secretary of State for the Home Department and Anor [2019] UKSC 3 the Supreme Court upheld challenges to the legal regimes for disclosing criminal records in England and Wales, and Northern Ireland, finding them to be incompatible with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”). Read the rest of this entry »





Spent Convictions in the law of Privacy and Data Protection: Part Two – Aidan Wills

3 02 2017

rehabIn Part 1 of this post I looked at “spent convictions” in the context of the law of privacy. The other important legal perspective on such convictions is that of the law of data protection. Read the rest of this entry »





Spent convictions in the law of Privacy and Data Protection: Part One – Aidan Wills

2 02 2017

spent-convictionsReferences to individuals’ criminal histories are commonplace in news reporting, works of non-fiction and on social media. Unwittingly or otherwise, this may include details of spent convictions and the conduct which gave rise to them. Read the rest of this entry »