The end of privacy? It’s become far too common to shame people on social media – Jonathan Coad

24 07 2016

mathers-MAINThere is ample evidence that when used ethically and while abiding by the sublime ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you‘ principle, social media can be a force for good. It allows the forging of friendships, the increase in understanding between different social and ethnic groups, the communication of ideas and so forth. Read the rest of this entry »





Human Rights and National Data Retention Law: the Opinion in Tele 2 and Watson – Lorna Woods

22 07 2016

tele2The Advocate-General’s opinion of 19 July 2016 concerns two references from national courts which both arose in the aftermath of the invalidation of the Data Retention Directive (Directive 2006/24) in Digital Rights Ireland dealing with whether the retention of communications data en masse complies with EU law.  Read the rest of this entry »





Pokémon Go has revealed a new battleground for virtual privacy – Andres Guadamuz

21 07 2016

Pokemon GoPeople have been lingering outside Boon Sheridan’s house all through the night. The designer lives in an old church in Massachusetts that has been designated a “gym” in the new smartphone game Pokémon Go. Because the game requires players to visit places in the real world, Sheridan now has to put up with people regularly stopping outside his building to play. Read the rest of this entry »





Case Law, Belgium: Olivier G v Le Soir. “Right to be forgotten” requires anonymisation of online newspaper archive – Hugh Tomlinson QC

19 07 2016

lesoir_363x242In the case of Olivier G v Le Soir (29 April 2016, n° C.15.0052.F [pdf]) the Belgian Court of Cassation decided that, as the result of the “right to be forgotten”, a newspaper had been properly ordered to anonymise the online version of a 1994 article concerning a fatal road traffic accident. Read the rest of this entry »





Big Brother Watch Report: Data Breaches by Police Staff and Recommendations for Change

17 07 2016

big-brother-watchBetween June 2011 and December 2015 there were at least 2,315 data breaches by police staff. Over 800 members of staff accessed personal information without a policing purpose and information was inappropriately shared with third parties on more than 800 occasions. Read the rest of this entry »





Will the Right to be Forgotten be just a Memory? – Ellis Schindler

8 07 2016

Screen-Shot-2016-07-04-at-13.57.50-300x135Following the recent EU referendum results, there will be any number of consequences facing the UK over the next few years as the Brexit looms. Not least is the mass of laws and regulations handed down to us by the EU that will need to be reviewed and adjusted accordingly. Read the rest of this entry »





The Sun and Mail Websites and Pippa Middleton: Double Fault – Sarah Webb and Emily Gailey

1 07 2016

HawkeyeIt appears that the press have learned nothing after the Daily Mail lost the Paul Weller appeal last November ([2015] EWCA Civ 1176). Whilst that case involved the photographing of children, the Court of Appeal reasserted the five criteria to be considered as to whether the use of a photograph breaches an individual’s Article 8 rights. Read the rest of this entry »








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