Nicholas Griffin QC and Tom Orpin-Massey comment on key European privacy ruling

QEB Hollis Whiteman members Nicholas Griffin QC and Tom Orpin-Massey have both responded to the Court of Justice of the European Union’s landmark privacy ruling in the joined cases of Sverige AB v Post-och telestyrelsen, a Swedish matter, and Secretary of State for the Home Department v Tom Watson and Others, a British judicial review.

Writing for The Justice Gap, the New Law Journal and the Solicitors Journal respectively, they comment on the ruling that blanket data retention by law enforcement agencies under the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) is unlawful in that it infringed upon the privacy of ordinary citizens, going far beyond what strictly necessary and therefore tolerable within a democratic society.

Read the articles here:

DRIPA left out to dry – Nicholas Griffin QC – The Justice Gap

Privacy v Security

Data retention: Greater focus, specificity, and more safeguards – Tom Orpin-Massey – The Solicitors Journal

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