Cases

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Stadler v Currys Group Ltd

Data protection – misuse of private information – breach of confidence – negligence – smart devices – Jameel – de minimis – allocation

[2022] EWHC 160 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division

Judge HHJ Lewis (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)

Soriano v Forensic News LLC & ors

Libel – Jurisdiction – Service Out – s.9 Defamation Act 2013 – Malicious Falsehood – s.3 Defamation Act 1952 – Loutchansky Malice – data protection – GDPR – Data Protection Act 2018 – UKGDPR – territorial applicability

[2021] EWCA Civ 1952 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Dame Victoria Sharp PQBD, Elisabeth Laing & Warby LJJ

Johnson v Eastlight Community Homes

Data Protection – Misuse of Private Information – Breach of Confidence – Negligence – Jameel – De Minimis – Allocation

[2021] EWHC 3069 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Master Thornett

Rolfe v Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

Data protection – harm – de minimis - summary judgment

[2021] EWHC 2809 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Divisions (Media & Communications)

Judge Master McCloud

Blackledge v Persons Unknown

Defamation – Libel – Harassment – Data Protection – Quantum – Damages – Injunction – Section 13 order

[2021] EWHC 1994 (QB) - High Court, Queen’s Bench Division

Judge Saini J

True Vision Productions Ltd v Information Commissioner

Data Protection – Journalism Exemption (DPA 1998, s32) – Monetary Penalty Notices

EA/2019/0170 - First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber, Information Rights)

Judge Judge Edward Jacobs

Greenstein v Campaign against Antisemitism

Defamation - Libel - s3, Defamation Act 2013 - Honest Opinion - Malice - Truth - Spent Convictions - Whether the Defendant should be granted summary judgment - Whether the malice plea should be struck out - Data Protection - Misuse of Private Information - Spent Convictions- Abuse of Process

[2020] EWHC 2951 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mrs Justice Tipples

ZXC v Bloomberg LP

Misuse of Private Information – Breach of Confidence – Data Protection Act 1998 – Article 8 – Article 10 – criminal investigations – letter of request – journalism

[2020] EWCA Civ 611 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Justice Underhill; Lord Justice Bean; Lord Justice Simon

SOJ v JAO

Injunction - Without Notice - Private Hearing- Anonymity - Blackmail - Data Protection - Privacy - Confidentiality - s12, Human Rights Act 1998

[2019] EWHC 2569 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Pepperall J

(1) GC (2) AF (3) BH (4) ED v CNIL

Right to be forgotten – special category data– full controller obligations only bite on search engine when delisting request made – obligation to create accurate impression about current legal proceedings

C-136/17 - CJEU Grand Chamber

Judge K. Lenaerts (President), A. Arabadjiev, A. Prechal, T. von Danwitz, C. Toader and F. Biltgen (Presidents of Chambers), M. Ilešič (Rapporteur), L. Bay Larsen, M. Safjan, D. Šváby, C.G. Fernlund, C. Vajda and S. Rodin

Google v CNIL

Right to be forgotten – territorial scope of de-referencing request – no requirement for global delisting – use of geo-blocking

C-507/17 - CJEU Grand Chamber

Judge K. Lenaerts (President), A. Arabadjiev, E. Regan, T. von Danwitz, C. Toader and F. Biltgen (Presidents of Chambers), M. Ilešič (Rapporteur), L. Bay Larsen, M. Safjan, D. Šváby, C.G. Fernlund, C. Vajda and S. Rodin

Fashion ID GmbH & Co. KG v Verbraucherzentrale NRW eV

Data protection – Facebook plugin embedded on website – joint controllers

C-40/17 - CJEU Second Chamber

Judge K. Lenaerts (President), A. Prechal, C. Toader, A. Rosas (Rapporteur) and M. Ilešič

Swift v Information Commissioner & Highways England

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - s. 43 exemption (prejudice to commercial interests) - confidentiality of contractual tenders - public interest

EA/2018/0104 - First Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber (Information Rights)

Judge Judge Hazel Oliver, S Shaw, D Sivers

Various Claimants v Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

Data Protection Act 1998  – Misuse of private information – Breach of confidence – Vicarious Liability

[2018] EWCA Civ 2239 - Court of Appeal

Judge The Master of the Rolls, Bean, Flaux LJJ

DB v General Medical Council

Data protection – personal data – whether there is rebuttal presumption against disclosure in cases of mixed personal data – Data Protection Act 1998

[2018] EWCA Civ 1497 - Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Judge Arden, Sales, Irwin LJJ

Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein v Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

Data protection – data controller – joint responsibility – Facebook and Facebook fan page

C-210/16 - CJEU Grand Chamber

Judge K. Lenaerts (President), A. Tizzano (Rapporteur/Vice-President), M. Ilešič, L. Bay Larsen, T. von Danwitz, A. Rosas, J. Malenovský and E. Levits (Presidents of Chambers), E. Juhász, A. Borg Barthet, F. Biltgen, K. Jürimäe, C. Lycourgos, M. Vilaras, E. Regan

Sube v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Express Newspapers

Defamation - Meaning - Preliminary Issue -  Serious Harm - s.1 Defamation Act 2013 - Data Protection Act 1998 - Equality Act 2010 - Harassment - Striking Out - Amendment

[2018] EWHC 1234(QB) - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mr Justice Warby

(1) NT1 & (2) NT2 v Google LLC

"right to be forgotten" - Google Search engine - de-listing - Data Protection Act 1998 - misuse of private information - spent convictions - Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 - Google Spain SL & another v Agencia Espanola de Proteccion de Datos (AEPD) and another Case C-131/12 - Article 29 Working Party Guidelines

[2018] EWHC 799 (QB; [2018] EMLR 18; [2018] HRLR 13 - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, Media and Communications List

Judge Mr Justice Warby

R (on the application of Emblin) v Commissioners for HM Revenue & Customs

Judicial Review -Breach of Confidence - Legal Professional Privilege - Suspected Tax Avoidance Schemes -  No Confidence in Iniquity - Inducement to Breach Confidence - Alternative Remedies - s.316B Finance Act 2004 (voluntary disclosure to HMRC not restricted by any duty of confidentiality) -  Data Protection Act 1998

[2018] EWHC 626 (Admin) - Administrative Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Whipple J

Various Claimants v WM Morrisons Supermarket PLC

In a trial of liability for breach of the Data Protection Act 1998, misuse of private information and breach of confidence: where a then employee of the D had made a copy of the Cs’ private/confidential information held on D’s payroll and uploaded it to the internet, was D liable either on a direct or vicarious liability basis? Data Protection Act 1998  – Misuse of private information – Breach of confidence – Vicarious liability – DPP7

[2017] EWHC3113 (QB); [2018] IRLR 200; [2018] EMLR 12 - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Langstaff J

Al-KO Kober Ltd & Anor v Balvinder Sambhi

Interim injunction - malicious falsehood - Bonnard v Perryman - data protection - order under s10 DPA

[2017] EWHC 2474 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Whipple J

Bains, Kazan-Allen & VNP v Moore, K2 Intelligence Ltd & Bigazzi

Breach of Confidence- Misuse of Private Information - Breach of statutory duty under the Data Protection Act 1998 - Interim Remedies - Delivery Up - Procedure - need for Particulars of Claim

[2017] EWHC 242 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Sir Michael Tugendhat

TLT v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Data Protection - privacy - misue of personal information – damage under the Data Protection Act 1998 – quantum in data protection claims – evidence in data protection claims

[2016] EWHC 2217 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mitting J

Home Office v Information Commissioner & Yeo

Appeal by Home Office against a decision of the Information Commissioner requiring disclosure under FOIA 2000 of materials used to train presenting officers in immigration appeals.

[2016] UKFTT 2015_0213 - First-tier Tribunal

Judge Lane, Chafer & Taylor

Abdel-Bari v Nottingham University NHS Trust

Defamation - Libel - Malicious Falsehood - Data Protection Act 1998 - whether to disapply limitation period for claims in libel and malicious falsehood - whether to allow permission to amend to include claim under Data Protection Act 1998

[2016] EWHC 154 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Master McCloud

Vidal-Hall v Google Inc (CA)

Misuse of Private Information – Data Protection Act 1998 – Breach of Confidence – service out of the jurisdiction – EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – distress

[2015] EWCA Civ 311 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Dyson MR, McFarlane & Sharp LJJ

R (Evans) v HM Attorney General (Supreme Court)

Prince Charles letters - Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Environmental Information Regulations 2004 – Constitutional Law – Executive Veto – EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

[2015] UKSC 21 - UK Supreme Court

Judge Lord Neuberger PSC, Lady Hale DPSC, Lords Mance, Kerr, Wilson, Reed and Hughes JJSC

Kololo v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis

Data protection - subject access request - abuse of process - discretion - collateral proceedings

[2015] EWHC 600 (QB) - High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Dingemans J

Mosley v Google Inc

Data protection - injunction - blocking of images - strike-out -realistic prospect of success - E-Commerce Directive - Data Protection Directive - general monitoring obligation

[2015] EWHC 59 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Mitting J

Hegglin v Persons Unknown

Libel - Data Protection Act 1998 - Norwich Pharmacal order - interim injunction - permission for service out of the jurisdiction

[2014] EWHC 2808 (QB) - High Court (Queen's Bench Division)

Judge Bean J

Google Spain SL v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos

Data protection - Google Spain - liability of search engines - jurisdiction - removal of personal data - "right to be forgotten"

Case C-131/12 - Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber)

Judge V. Skouris, President, K. Lenaerts, Vice-President, M. Ilešič (Rapporteur), L. Bay Larsen, T. von Danwitz, M. Safjan, Presidents of Chambers, J. Malenovský, E. Levits, A. Ó Caoimh, A. Arabadjiev, M. Berger, A. Prechal and E. Jarašiūnas

Weller v Associated Newspapers Limited

Misuse of private information- Data protection- Human rights- Photographs- Reasonable expectation of privacy- Children- Freedom of expression

[2014] EWHC 1163 (QB) - High Court (QBD)

Judge Dingemans J

Kennedy v Charity Commission

freedom of information act 2000- exempt information- human rights- article 10- common law- judicial review

[2014] UKSC 20 - Supreme Court

Judge Lords Neuberger, Mance, Clarke, Wilson, Sumption, Carnwath and Toulson

Vidal-Hall v Google Inc

Privacy - Breach of Confidence - Data Protection - misuse of private information - damage under the Data Protection Act

[2014] EWHC 13 (QB) - High Court, Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Ministry of Justice v Information Commissioner

Freedom of Information - Information relating to infraction proceedings - grounds of exemption - public interest

Case No EA/2012/0110 - First-Tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) Information Rights

Judge John Angel, Pieter de Waal, Narendra Makenji

Evans v Information Commissioner & 7 Government Departments

Appeal under FOIA 2000/EIR 2004 against decisions of the Information Commissioner refusing access to HRH the Prince of Wales’ correspondence with ministers.

[2012] UKUT 313 - Upper Tribunal

Judge Walker J, Angel, Cosgrove

Chief Constable of Humberside v Information Commissioner & Another

Data protection – Data Protection Principles - Human Rights – Whether the Data Protection Principles under the Data Protection Act 1998 oblige police to delete certain old minor convictions from the Police National Computer (PNC)

[2009] EWCA Civ 1079 - Court of Appeal (Civil)

Judge Waller, Carnath, Hughes LJJ

Department of Health v (1) Information Commissioner (2) Pro Life Alliance

Freedom of information - Data protection - s. 40 Freedom of Information Act 2000 (personal information exemption) - s.44 Freedom of Information Act 2000 (disclosure prohibited by an enactment) -  Abortion statistics - Anonymisation - Abortion Regulations 1991 - Pro Life Alliance

EA/2008/0074 - Information Tribunal

Judge Fiona Henderson, Jacqueline Blake, Pieter de Waal

Guardian News & Media Ltd v Information Commissioner

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - Disciplinary action - Judges - Publication - Public interest - Administration of justice - Constitutional Reform Act 2005 - Reasonable expectation of privacy

EA/2008/0084 - Information Tribunal

Judge Chairman David Marks QC

Quinton v Peirce & Cooper

Malicious falsehood - Data Protection Act - Election leaflet - Meaning - Malice - Falsity - s.3 Defamation Act 1952 - Remedies - Rectification - Accuracy - Causation

[2009] EWHC 912 (QB); [2009] FSR 17 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Tycon Energy Corp v The Motley Fool Limited

Defamation - Libel - Internet postings - Norwich Pharmacal order - Anonymous representations by posters - Costs

Unreported, 9 December 2008 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Common Services Agency v Scottish Information Commissioner (HL)

Freedom of information - s.38(1)(b), Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Data protection - Whether information held at time requested - Whether information 'personal data' - Whether information 'sensitive personal data' - s.1(1), Schedules 1, 2, and 3, Data Protection Act 1998 - Disclosure of medical information - Anonymous data - 'Barnardisation'

[2008] UKHL 47 - House of Lords

Judge Lord Hoffmann, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Baroness Hale of Richmond and Lord Mance

Murray v Big Pictures (UK) Ltd (CA)

Misuse of private information - Data protection - Human rights - Photographs - Reasonable expectation of privacy - Child

[2008] EWCA Civ 446; [2008] 3 WLR 1360; [2008] EMLR 399; [2008] EHRR 736; [2008] 2 FLR 599; [2008] HRLR 33; [2008] UKHRR 736; The Times, 12 May 2008 - Court of Appeal

Judge Sir Anthony Clarke MR, Laws & Thomas LJJ

W v JH & A County Council Limited

Libel – Summary judgment – Qualified privilege – ‘Off the peg’ privilege – Lapse of time - Data Protection Act 1998 - Criminal Justice Act 2003

[2008] EWHC 399 (QB); [2009] EMLR 11 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Murray v Express Newspapers plc & Another

Privacy - Confidentiality - Data Protection - Human Rights - Photographs - Paparazzi - Reasonable Expectation of Privacy -Public Place - Child

[2007] EWHC 1908 (Ch); [2007] EMLR 583; [2007] 3 FCR 331; [2007] HRLR 44; [2007] UKHRR 1322; [2007] Fam Law 1073; (2007) 157 NLJ 1199; (2008) 1 FLR 704; The Times, 4 October 2007 - Chancery Division

Judge Patten J

Johnson v Medical Defence Union (No.2) (CA)

Data protection - Personal data - Selection of information from manual and electronic files - Whether “processing” of data - Whether processing unfair - Damages - Causation - Quantum - Damage to reputation - ss 1(1), 13, Sch 1, Pts 1, II, Data Protection Act 1998

[2007] EWCA Civ 262; (2007) 96 BMLR 99; The Times, 10 April 2007 - Court of Appeal

Judge Buxton, Arden and Longmore LJJ

Barton v Home Office

Data protection - Data Protection Act 1998 - Transitional provisions - Fourth Data Protection Principle (accuracy) - Privacy - Article 8 - Summary judgment - Striking out

10/11/2006 - Liverpool County Court

Judge DJ Baker

Sunderland Housing Company & another v Baines & others

Defamation- Libel - Harassment - Data protection - Injunctive relief - Responsibility for website - Whether injunctive relief should be granted - John Doe order

[2006] EWHC 2359 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Eady J

Hughes v Carratu International plc

Data Protection Act 1998 - Confidence/Privacy - CPR 31.16 - Norwich Pharmacal - Personal financial information - Legal professional privilege

[2006] EWHC 1791 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Johnson v Medical Defence Union Ltd (No 2)

s.13 Data protection Act 1998 - compensation - processing of personal data - fairness and compliance with data protection principles

[2006] EWHC 321 (Ch); (2006) 89 BMLR 43; The Times 4 April 2006 - Chancery Division

Judge Rimer J

Sofola v Lloyds TSB Bank plc

Defamation - Slander - Qualified privilege - ss.13 and 14 Data Protection Act 1998 - Civil Procedure - CPR Part 3.4 - CPR Part 24 - CPR Part 52(3)(6)

[2005] EWHC 1335 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Tugendhat J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 8) (CA)

Privacy - Confidence - Transferability of rights of privacy/ confidence - Economic torts - Test of intention as an ingredient of economic torts - Test of causation of damage - Interim injunctions - Whether damages adequate remedy

[2005] EWCA Civ 595; [2006] QB 125; [2005] 3 WLR 881; [2005] EMLR 609; The Times 24 May 2005; The Times 26 May 2005 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Clarke & Neuberger LJJ

Smith v Lloyds TSB Bank Plc

Data protection - 'Data' - s.1(1) Data Protection Act 1998 - Information previously processed - Information capable of conversion to digital format - 'Personal data' - Information about company - s.7(9) Data Protection Act 1998

[2005] EWHC 246 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Laddie J

Mensah v Jones

Confidence - Data Protection Act 1998 - Access to Health Records Act 1990 - Disclosure of medical records - Course of legal proceedings - Obligation of disclosure - Legal advice

[2004] EWHC 2699 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Lightman J

Johnson v Medical Defence Union Ltd

Data Protection - Subject Access request - s.7 Data Protection Act - Disclosure - CPR Part 31

[2004] EWHC 2509 (Ch) - Chancery Division

Judge Laddie J

Pal v General Medical Council and others

Defamation - Libel - Data Protection Act 1998 - Human Rights Act 1998 - Article 8 - General Medical Council - Summary Judgment - CPR Part 24 - Costs

[2004] EWHC 1485 (QB) - Queen's Bench Division (Birmingham District Registry)

Judge HHJ Charles Harris QC

Durant v Financial Services Authority

Data Protection - Manual Filing System - Subject Access Requests - Definition of "Data" - Data Protection Act 1998, ss.1 & 7 - EC Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC

[2003] EWCA Civ 1746; [2004] FSR 28; The Times, 2 Jan 2004 - Court of Appeal

Judge Auld, Mummery & Buxton LJJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.6)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - intellectual property - Quantum of damages - Distress - Wasted costs - Loss of revenue - Notional licence fee

[2003] EWHC 2629 (Ch); [2004] EMLR 13 - Chancery Division

Judge Lindsay J

Lord Ashcroft v Attorney General & Others

Data Protection - Subject Access Request - s.7 Data Protection Act 1998 - Manual Files - Exemptions - Privacy - Breach of Confidence

05/06/2003 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Gray J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.5)

Human Rights - intellectual property - Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 8 - Freedom of expression - ECHR, Art 10 - Data Protection Act 1998 - use of surrepitiously taken photographs

[2003] EWHC 786 (Ch); [2003] 3 All ER 996; [2003] EMLR 641 - Chancery Division

Judge Lindsay J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.4)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 8 - intellectual property - Civil procedure - Witness statements - Hearsay evidence - Cross-examination - CPR 33.4 - CPR 32.5

[2003] EWCA Civ 332; [2003] EMLR 633 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Woolf CJ, Kennedy & Scott Baker LJJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.2)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - ECHR, Art 10 - ECHR, Art 8 - Service out of jurisdiction - Data Protection Act 1998 - Interference with rights and business - Unlawful means conspiracy - photographs

[2003] EWCA Civ 139; [2003] EMLR 585 - Court of Appeal

Judge Phillips MR, Rix & Scott Baker LJJ

Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3)

Breach of confidence - Privacy - Human Rights - ECHR, Art 8 - Striking out - Re-amendments - Fair trial

[2003] EWHC 55 (Ch); [2003] EMLR 601 - Chancery Division

Judge Sir Andrew Morritt VC

Campbell v MGN Ltd (CA)

Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Photographs - Data Protection Act 1998 - Sensitive Personal Data - section 32 exemption - Public interest

[2002] EWCA Civ 1373; [2003] QB 658; [2003] 2 WLR 80; [2003] EMLR 39 - Court of Appeal

Judge Phillips MR, Chadwick & Keene LJJ

Campbell v MGN Ltd (QBD)

Breach of Confidence - Privacy - Photographs - Personal Sensitive Data - Data Protection Act 1998 - section 32 exemption - Public interest - damages - section 13 of the DPA.

[2002] EWHC 499 (QB); [2002] EMLR 617 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Morland J

H v Associated Newspapers Ltd

Confidence - Privacy - Human Rights - Injunction - HIV - Medical records - Data Protection Act 1998

[2002] EWCA Civ 195 - Court of Appeal

Judge Lord Phillips MR, Judge & Carnwarth LJJ

Theakston v MGN Limited

Breach of Cofidence - Privacy - Data Protection Act 1998 - interim injunction - Photographs -section 12 Human Rights Act 1998

[2002] EWHC 137 (QB); [2002] EMLR 398 - Queen's Bench Division

Judge Ouseley J

Douglas v Hello! Ltd

Breach of confidence - Injunction - Privacy - Human Rights Act 1998, s.12(3) - ECHR, Art 10 - ECHR, Art 8

[2001] QB 967; [2001] 2 WLR 992; [2001] 2 All ER 289; [2001] EMLR 199; [2001] FSR 732 - Court of Appeal

Judge Brooke, Sedley & Keene LJ

Cobain v Information Commissioner & CPS

FOIA appeal concerning information held by the CPS about the prosecution of Nick Griffin in 1997/98

[2012] UKFTT EA 2011_0112 - First-tier Tribunal

Judge David Farrer QC