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Data Drop Off: Fall in Data Protection Claims issued in the Media and Communications List – Kirsten Sjøvoll

There has been a steady rise in the popularity of claims brought in data protection in recent years from large scale group litigation arising from mass data breaches to individual claimants seeking redress for inaccuracies published about them. In the first 10 months of 2021, there were 289 new data protection claims issued in the Media and Communications List. This amounts to an average of 29 new claims each month. Continue reading

News: Privacy Injunction Statistics for 2018, five applications recorded, substantial reduction from 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published the privacy injunction statistics for 2018.  These record a total of 5 new interim privacy injunction applications. Of these 3 were granted, one was refused and one was withdrawn. The statistics are to be found in Section 7 of the Civil Justice Quarterly for October to December 2018 [pdf], published earlier this month. Continue reading

Judicial Statistics: 2013 Defamation claims down 24%, no privacy injunctions Jan-June 2014

ministry-of-justiceWe have, once again belatedly, caught up with the most recent annual Judicial Statistics – those for 2013.  These show a substantial decrease in the number of issued defamation claims, down 24% from 2012.  In 2013 there were 142 issued defamation claims in London (where the large majority of claims are made) – as opposed to 186 in 2012.  This is the lowest annual figure since 2002 and appears to be the second lowest of all time. Continue reading

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