This article reviews Big Brother Watch and Others v UK in the European Court of Human Rights.
Episode 3 of the Data Optimist is now available.
An update on the recent developments with the E-Privacy Regulation and AdTech.
This is a podcast summarising a UK Court of Appeal case about facial recognition technology.
In the U.K., and elsewhere in the world, the burning question at the moment is how we move forward in this pandemic, not just from a health perspective, but from an economic perspective as well. We all want to know what the so-called ‘exit strategy’ will be. One of the possible facets of the strategy […]
The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (‘GDPR’) has introduced the concept of ‘Data Protection by Design and Default’ (‘DPbDD’) into the data protection framework. ‘Privacy by Design’ is not a new concept; it was formulated by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario in the 1990’s and is based on seven foundational principles. Whilst Article […]
R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police and Others  EWHC 2341 (Admin) To read the judgment click here. The High Court turned down an application for judicial review of the decision by South Wales Police to use automated facial recognition technology in a pilot project. The project involved the capture of digital […]
Lloyd v Google LLC  EWCA Civ 1599 To read the judgment click here. The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court’s decision, which had refused permission for Mr Richard Lloyd to serve proceedings on Google for the alleged secret collection of browser-generated information from Apple iPhone users. Mr Lloyd had brought the claim […]
ECJ case C-673/17 (Planet 49) To read the judgment click here. In this case the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) was asked to consider a series of questions in relation to the use of pre-ticked checkboxes and cookies. It held the following: A pre-ticked checkbox, which a user must de-select to refuse […]
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its 2018/2019 Annual Report on 8 July 2019. Here is a short summary: The number of enquiries the ICO received increased by 66% to just under half a million. The number of data protection complaints almost doubled compared with the previous year. Subject Access Requests made up the largest […]