Right to Privacy

The Right to be Forgotten: Grappling with Practicalities (Part 2)

The Right to be Forgotten: Grappling with Practicalities (Part 2)

In the last post we charted the development of the regulatory environment following the advent of the so-called ...
The Right to be Forgotten: European Reactions (Part 1)

The Right to be Forgotten: European Reactions (Part 1)

On 13 May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down judgment in Google Spain SL and ...
Minorities suffer as the Supreme Court supports ‘suspicionless’ stop searches

Minorities suffer as the Supreme Court supports ‘suspicionless’ stop searches

In Roberts v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and Another, the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled that ...
Defending Privacy on a Global Scale: The Task of the Century

Defending Privacy on a Global Scale: The Task of the Century

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the existence of the United States’ and other governments’ massive and ...
The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: A (Somewhat) Different Balance Between Privacy and Security

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: A (Somewhat) Different Balance Between Privacy and Security

Recently it seems as though you can hardly get away from government mass surveillance programs (no pun intended). ...
Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France: A New “Respect” for Private Life?

Couderc and Hachette Filipacchi Associés v. France: A New “Respect” for Private Life?

On 10 November 2015, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down judgment in the ...
The Safe Harbour Decision May be a Reaction Against the Snowdon Revelations, but the Direction of Travel is Clear

The Safe Harbour Decision May be a Reaction Against the Snowdon Revelations, but the Direction of Travel is Clear

Data protection law, once the preserve of tragic anoraks with too much time on their hands (in the words of one ...
Your Facebook Data Just Got a Lot More Secure- Dissecting the Safe Harbor Decision of the CJEU

Your Facebook Data Just Got a Lot More Secure- Dissecting the Safe Harbor Decision of the CJEU

For fifteen years companies on both sides of the Atlantic relied on Commission Decision 2000/520 (“Commission ...
Tackling Moral Policing in Mumbai: A Human Rights Approach

Tackling Moral Policing in Mumbai: A Human Rights Approach

In the latest news on moral policing, earlier this month the Mumbai police conducted a round of raids across ...
R (Davis): Rights in Communications Data and Constitutional Evolution

R (Davis): Rights in Communications Data and Constitutional Evolution

Much ink has been spilt of late over the mass surveillance programs run by western intelligence agencies. A ...
Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

By including same-sex couples within the constitutional right to marry, the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in ...
Single Mothers, Absent Fathers and the Best Interests of the Child: Drawing a Fine Balance in the ABC Case

Single Mothers, Absent Fathers and the Best Interests of the Child: Drawing a Fine Balance in the ABC Case

India is a country where religious rights of different communities are constitutionally protected. However adoption

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