Right to Privacy

S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

As discussed in previous posts, the ECtHR decided in S.A.S v France that the French criminal law ban on face ...
Privacy, Data Protection and Police Records

Privacy, Data Protection and Police Records

Can the retention of records by the police relating to acts that occurred in public be contrary to the right to ...
The Geography of International Law and the Cyber Domain

The Geography of International Law and the Cyber Domain

The geographical scope of the law of armed conflict (LOAC) has engaged the interest of IHL experts for some years ...
Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission Granted Leave for Judicial Review to Challenge the Country’s Near-Blanket Ban on Abortion

Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission Granted Leave for Judicial Review to Challenge the Country’s Near-Blanket Ban on Abortion

Unlike the rest of the UK, Northern Ireland is not covered by the Abortion Act 1967. If you are a woman living ...
The Legality of Mass Surveillance Operations

The Legality of Mass Surveillance Operations

A court which isn’t a court in name rules on the legality of a government mass surveillance program that may or ...
Will Australia learn from the EU’s mistakes on data retention?

Will Australia learn from the EU’s mistakes on data retention?

Police officers, anti-terrorism officials and politicians all tell us that we need data retention laws, especially ...
Anti-Terrorism Review Reform: Some Considerations

Anti-Terrorism Review Reform: Some Considerations

In mid-July, the UK government announced its intention to abolish the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism ...
The Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Privacy as Anonymity

The Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Privacy as Anonymity

This is a critical time for privacy on the internet. Private entities, from the global, all-knowing Google to a ...
Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

On 25th June 2014, the UK Supreme Court, sitting as a full bench of nine, handed down judgment in the joined cases ...
McDonald v UK: The ECtHR on Social Care Provision

McDonald v UK: The ECtHR on Social Care Provision

So did Ms McDonald OBE, former ballerina, win her case in the European Court of Human Rights (McDonald v UK) or ...
One May Not Retain Personal Data Forever: The Judgment in Google Spain

One May Not Retain Personal Data Forever: The Judgment in Google Spain

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently held in Google Spain that an individual may, in some cases, ...
CJEU Holds the Data Retention Directive Invalid

CJEU Holds the Data Retention Directive Invalid

In joined cases C-293/12 and C-594/12, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Directive ...

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