Information Technology Law Reports - Volume 16 - Issue 1

R (on the application of (1) David Davis MP (2) Tom Watson MP (3) Peter Brice (4) Geoffrey Lewis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and (1) Open Rights Group (2) Privacy International (3) Law Society of England and Wales (Interveners)
High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division (DC)
Bean LJ and Collins J
17 July 2015
[2015] EWHC 2092 (Admin)

Telecommunications - retention of communications data in the UK - privacy - personal data - consistency of UK legislation with EU law - judicial review - statutory data retention powers - Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, sections 1, 2, 6, 8(3), 22(2)(a), and 22(2) (c) - Directive 2006/24 2006, Articles 1(1), 3, 4, 5(1), 5(2), 6, 7 and 8 - Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009, regulations 4, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 - Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union 2000, Articles 51 and 52 - application granted.

R (on the application of C) v Northumberland County Council and Information Commissioner
High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division
Simon J 23 July 2015 [2015] EWHC 2134 (Admin)
Family Law - judicial review - child protection records - local authorities' duties - private life - data protection - data retention - Data Protection Act 1998 sections 2, 4 and 7 - European Convention on Human Rights 1950 Article 8 - application refused.

Camille Saskia Richardson v Facebook Camille Saskia Richardson v Google (UK) Ltd
High Court of Justice Queen's Bench Division
Warby J
2 November 2015
 [2015] EWHC 3154

Defamation - libel on websites - Facebook profile and blog - right to private life under Article 8 of European Convention on Human Rights 1950 - permission to appeal - referral to European Court of Justice - applications refused.