Right to Privacy

The Czech Constitutional Court Strikes Down a Ban on Individual Adoption by Registered Partners

The Czech Constitutional Court Strikes Down a Ban on Individual Adoption by Registered Partners

Last week, the Czech Constitutional Court (CCC) invalidated a statutory provision prohibiting adoption by people ...
Steinfeld v Secretary of State for Education: Court of Appeal has Granted Leave to Appeal

Steinfeld v Secretary of State for Education: Court of Appeal has Granted Leave to Appeal

It has recently been announced that the challenge to the prohibition on opposite sex couples entering into civil ...
Gypsies by Birth not by Definition

Gypsies by Birth not by Definition

On 31st August 2015 the Government introduced an amendment to the to Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS). ...
A New Regime for Data Protection in Europe

A New Regime for Data Protection in Europe

Almost four years after its initial proposal in January 2012, the finalised text of the General Data Protection ...
State-sponsored virginity: South Africa’s Maidens’ Bursary Scheme

State-sponsored virginity: South Africa’s Maidens’ Bursary Scheme

It’s clearly not yet 2016 in the UThukela District in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, where the municipality ...
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 ...

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